Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed grief over the loss of lives and property and directed the authorities to take all measures to help those affected. Heavy rain that began Saturday night across northwest Pakistan caused landslides and the roofs of dozens of homes to collapse. All schools and colleges have been closed in the rain-hit areas. Authorities, however, said that tents and other forms of aid had been sent to the northwest, while some citizens had been relocated. Possibly this is the more severe summer monsoon season in the country. Severe weather in recent years have killed hundreds and destroyed huge tracts of prime farmland. Poorly-built homes across the country, particularly in rural areas, are susceptible to collapse during the annual spring rains, which are often heavy.