QUETTA (Dunya News) – Emergency has been declared Sunday in Balochistan as heavy snowfall continues for second day in different parts.
The ground contact of Quetta has been cut-off with Ziarat, Qilla Saifullah, Zhob, Loralai, Chaman, Bolan and Kalat.
Two feet of snow, which is falling in patches, has been recorded so far in some areas of Quetta and three feet on the mountains of Ziarat and Kalat.
Moreover, traffic on roads is blocked and Sibi-Guddu transmission line has also tripped due to which Quetta, Chaman,Mastung, Nushki, Dalbandin and other areas have been deprived of electricity.
Business is completely shut down due to intense weather conditions and people are also facing transportation problems.
Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Crisis Management Cell has declared emergency in the whole province and sent heavy machinery to clear the roads.
PDMA has also issued emergency numbers which are 0819241133 and 0819202119.
Pakistan Army and Frontier Corps (FC) have also started working to restore the blocked paths between Chitral and Balochistan.
According to (Inter-Services Public Relations) ISPR, ground connection of Quetta with Karachi, Sukkur and Taftan has been reestablished.
Moreover, FC has erected crisis centers in Quetta, Sibi, Ziarat, Pishin, Loralai, Kalat and Khuzdar.
Pakistan Army has also formed camps to facilitate people in Panakot and Malakand Division.