Pakistan to breach highway to prevent flooding

STORY: Syed Murtaza Ali Shah, District Commissioner of Dadu told Reuters that 90% of the Dadu district was inundated, and was still under threat.

"We are trying to protect it, by erecting a ring embankment," he said, adding that the government had provided all the machinery and material required to build a dike around the other two major towns of the district.

There are at least three points in Dadu district where the Indus Highway is submerged, with traffic suspended for weeks, while Pakistan's other highway connecting the north and south has also been badly hit by the flood waters.

More than 200 inmates from Dadu jail have been moved to Hyderabad, as the prison is situated in a depression, Shah added.