| GEO Pakistan|
| Ataabad lake leakage may affect Hazara Division|
| Updated at: 2152 PST, Sunday, May 16, 2010|
HAZARA: It is being feared that the Ataabad lake bank, if leaked or busted, could affect all five districts of Hazara Division.
While people living on the bank of Indus River have been directed to vacate the area in the wake of growing water level in Ataabad Lake.
Oogi, Kala Dhaka and Darband areas of Mansehra District, Shalnai, Jambela, Sost Viyar, Thakot, Goryal Bala, Goryal Payan and Kund areas of Battagram District, Basham area of Shangla District have been put on red alert.
Similarly, Dasu, Pattan, Dobair and Pamela area of Kohistan while Batal area of Abbotabad could be affected by the flooding.
According to former federal minister Azam Khan, 300 to 400 families have migrated from Thakot area of Battagram.