Quetta bypass was to be cut on five places to save Jacobabad city, Geo News reported. Raging flood waters started entering Jacocabad city Sunday evening from three sides. Shahbaz Airbase of Jacobabad has also been vacated by all foreign and other staff due to the flood threat. The airbase was being used by the US military in support of the Afghan war.

Flood torrent has also hit Balochistan. At least 200,000 people have been rescued thus far. UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday pledged to speed up international aid for as many as 20 million people hit by floods. The United Nations has appealed for 460 million dollars to deal with the immediate aftermath of the floods but has warned that billions will be required in the long term with villages, businesses, crops and infrastructure wiped out.