There are many types of flood that occur frequently in Pakistan
GEOGRAPHY -THE RIVERS OF PAKISTAN
RECENT MAJOR FLOODS IN PAKISTAN
Recent flood events of 2010, 2011 and 2013 have caused many deaths, injuriesand huge losses to the national economy in Pakistan. According to a recent report by the US World Resource Institute, During the last five years, floods have been causing loss of Rs 334 billion (3.7 billion) every year thus Pakistan’s GDP is affecting more than one per cent annually due to monsoon and flash floods floods.
Flooding is harmful natural phenomenon happening globally due to climate change or human activities or combination of both, it causes severe damages every year including human lives and infrastructure. Floods are huge amount of water reaching land surface in a short period of time that causing property, soil, land and houses to be submerged under water and it is caused by heavy rainfall that causing river or seas to overflow their banks.
Climate of Pakistan has great climate contrasts and regional variation. Pakistan is divided into three major geographic areas: the northern highlands, the Indus river plains and the Balochistan plateau. There are five major rivers of Pakistan which are filled by several small rivers are the tributaries of the Indus River namely Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej and Indus river itself.