ISLAMABAD: When there is no land to cultivate, the farmers start migrating. The result is thousands forced into displacement. In the underdeveloped south-west districts of Punjab, heavy floods have eroded 20,000 acres of land since 2010.
Rapid erosion of land by the River Indus has forced some 5,000 families to migrate to neighbouring cities, namely Chobara, Bhakar, Taunsa and Dera Ghazi Khan.
In a visit from Bhakar to Muzaffargarh, it was witnessed that some seven creeks, directly linked to river Indus.
“Four consecutive floods had already left us miserable. On top of it, erosion hit the lands of poor farmers of Moochi Wala, Baseera and Sahuwala to make things worse,” said Sohail Khan.