The rain that started last week continued through the weekend in Punjab and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), causing extensive damage in both places. While 4,36,000 people have been affected in Punjab, the number in PoK is 30,000.
More than 200 people have been killed while over 400 were injured in floods and rain-related incidents.
Sialkot, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sargodha and Khushabad and Jhang districts were badly affected by the nature's fury. The authorities were keeping a close look on Trimmu Barrage in Jhang district where the Chenab meets the Jhelum. The two rivers were carrying more than 900,000 cusecs of water while the maximum capacity of Trimmu is 700,000 cusecs, said a report.
Officials of Pakistan's Federal Flood Commission (FFC), Pakistan Indus Water Commission (PIWC), Indus River System Authority (Irsa) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) met on Monday to review the rescue efforts.