KARACHI    -   Sindh Minister of Local Government, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Wednesday ex­pressed fear of food crises as massive de­struction of 80 percent crops had damaged due to recent torrential rains and floods in whole province. 

In an interview with a private news channel, minister said that the country may face food crisis as the majority of crops including cotton, dates and rice have been completely destroyed due to continu­ous rains and flood situation. He said that such rains and floods had never occurred in Sindh, adding, Pakistan’s economic re­covery was facing new risks after the high­est rainfall this year.

Rainfall so far this year is running at more than 780pc above average levels, he men­tioned. Replying a query, he said that the overall infrastructure and road network had been severely damaged due to the monsoon rains, adding, an inquiry committee had been formed to assess the damages caused by the floods. He also assured that local government would actively carry out relief work in the flood-affected areas till the re­habilitation of all victims.