September 14, 2014 – APP –
Water level is at peak in the Chenab River in Multan as 600,000 cusecs water is flowing through Head Muhammadwala and Shershah which is likely to reduce considerably within next 24 hours. Flood Control Cell Head Chaudhary Zahid told APP on Saturday, two breaches at Head Muhammadwala and three at Sher Shah embankment had been made to ensure maximum flow and save the urban population of Multan.
He said that Saturday was the most crucial day for Multan as water level was at peak. He said 234,000 cusec water was flowing from Trimmu. About the condition of embankments, he said they were being monitored continuously and their condition was satisfactory. Water has inundated hundreds of villages of riverine areas. However, the urban areas are safe due to the breaches. The road link between Multan and Muzaffargarh is suspended due to the breaches. Water level at Head Marala was at 58,542 cusec, Khanki 67,799 cusec and 61,427 cusec at Head Qadirabad.