I am ready with my boat to rescue people trapped in Islamabad flooded areas: President Alvi

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that if needed he would be ready with his boat to rescue people trapped in flooded areas of the twin cities.

Taking to Twitter, he commented on his old picture in which he was riding a rescue boat during rains in Karachi.

The president further said: “Islamabad is my city just like Karachi and all other lovely cities of Pakistan.”

He further said that he was confident that Islamabad’s administration were doing their job well but if need be, he is ready with my boat.

Earlier on Wednesday, a woman and her son died after heavy rains hit the twin cities flooding the low-lying areas.

In Sector E-11, a woman and her son died after rainwater entered their house.

The heavy rainfall that started Tuesday night continued on Wednesday and the rainwater had entered houses in low-lying areas. Several vehicles were also swept away by the floodwater.

According to the Met Office, Islamabad had received 330 millimetre rain since last night. Water level in Nullah Lai has continuously been increasing due to rain in Rawalpindi causing a threat of floods in low lying areas. Sirens are being blown to alert the residents in the area.

On the other hand, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) had claimed to have cleared 95 per cent of roads after the heavy rains.

It added that although the Sector E -11 does not fall in the jurisdiction of CDA cooperation was being extended in de-watering the area.