Pak charges India of releasing flood waters from East Punjab

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Lahore, Aug 17 : Authorities in Pakistan are reported to have lodged a strong complaint with their Indian counterparts over the release of flood waters from East Punjab, claiming that this has damaged considerable swathes of farmland in West Punjab.

According to officials in Lahore, waters released into the Sutlej River entered Pakistan on Saturday.

The Dawn quoted an official as saying that the flooding at Ganda Singhwala would persist for nearly two days. He claimed that India had released the water on August 14 at Ropar, and added that that low-lying areas along the river would be inundated up to Suleimanki.

Reports from Kasur said that flood waters have inundated farmlands on the Sutlej River's edge but the villages were safe.

Although the district government arranged a few boats, people in five villages, including Mastaykey and Kalanjar, were said to be encountering problems transporting milk.

ANI

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