This time, the thirsty Indus River has received increasing flows from retreating glaciers, besides the heavy monsoon rains due to climate change. The present spate in the Indus River is not permanent. Most of the time, it faces water shortages, and the poor who flourished on riverbed will probably have no choice but to return back and reconstruct their houses once the flow decreases, giving rise to the possibility of future emergencies. The situation has brought new lessons for the future and requires the proper attention and efforts by those responsible.
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