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Iqbal et al

Greener Journal of  Social Sciences Vol. 4 (1), pp. 045-050, January 2014

  ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2011 GJSS

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 240913862


Floods in Pakistan and Proposed Policy Choice: A Literature Review Based Study


Muhammad Shahzad Iqbal*1, Dr. Tariq Ali2 and

Shmaila Aziz3


1PhD Scholar, Department of Economics, GC University Faisalabad.

2Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, GC University Faisalabad.

3M.Phil Scholar, Department of Economics, GC University Faisalabad.


*Corresponding Author’s Email:, Phone: 0092-300-8660601


This paper focuses on the damages done by the flood in Pakistan during year 2010. Pakistan is a developing country which depends upon its agriculture sector at most. Floods always damaged the economy and population at large scale. The disaster of 2010 monsoon flood was massive which killed more than 1700 persons, affected more than 20 million of population and 20 percent of land and a loss of billions of dollars to the country through damage of crops, livestock, cattle and family lives. Essential infrastructure including roads, bridges, dams and markets were severely damaged and many became useless. The United Nation survey assessed that around 10.1 million people were in need of shelter and humanitarian assistance. Around 3.6 million people require assistance in food, more than 1.1 million houses were completely demolished and crops on approximately 2 million hectares were damaged or lost. Flood had sever affect on people’s homes, livelihood and assets. Most of them do not know when they again will be able to resume the normal life. Finally, I have tried to find out some suggestions to mitigate the effects of floods in coming years

Keywords: Flood, Agriculture, Crop, Land, Pakistan.

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