The district administration of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda district has shut down the largest flood relief camp, which was set up at the district sports complex and housed about 15,000 people.
Last week, heavy rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa caused the Swat River and Kabul to flood with 315,000 cusecs. After that, people in Nowshera and Charsadda were told to move to safer places.
A Dawn report says that about 250,000 people were moved from Charsadda to relief camps and other safe places.
From the photos and videos that are being shared on social media, it is clear that the flood has destroyed numerous crops and homes.
Mehreen Gul, a resident of the relief camp, said that the district administration has closed the relief camp at the Charsadda Sports Complex and is forcing people to go back.
“How can we go back when there is three to four feet of water in our village? At first, the people who were affected sat on the highway.”
Mehreen Gul said that they moved the sports complex from the highway and are now closing the relief camp. She said that this is the worst thing that could happen to us.
Others in the camp told the same story and said that when they wouldn’t leave, the administration cut off the water and electricity.
On the other hand, the area’s Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sania Safi, said that people were only told to go back because the water level in the Kabul river had gone down.
He said that we want to help the people who have been hurt, but we can’t until they come back.