People pull down hospital’s wall to make way for rainwater

LAHORE: A group of people on Monday pulled down the rear wall of Lahore General Hospital to make way for the rainwater that had started to accumulate, risking inundation and flooding of houses in low-lying areas.

The citizens pulled down the 100-feet thick wall, after which rainwater gushed into the hospital premises, keeping the hospital’s management on their toes.

Medical Superintendent Dr Khalid bin Aslam told the media that the hospital staff were actively working to drain the water. He said that legal action will be taken against those who brought down the hospital’s wall.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast pre-monsoon rains across the country from June 25 to 30 June.

Though the pre-monsoon rains are likely to bring down temperatures, the Met Office has issued flood alert in some parts of the country.

“Heavy rainfall may cause urban flooding in low-lying areas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Gujranwala, Lahore from June 26 and June 27 June,” the PMD said.

It said that rains mau trigger landslides in Murree, Galiyat, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Met Office has also predicted flash flooding in the hilly areas of Dera Ghazi Khan and adjoining areas of northeast Balochistan on June 27.

Meanwhile, Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman said in a tweet that all institutions concerned have been instructed to remain alert. She advised tourists to be cautious while travelling in hilly and mountaneous areas.

“Citizens are requested to stay away from vulnerable infrastructure, electricity poles, streams and nullahs during strong winds and rains to avoid any untoward incident,” the minister added.

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