Emergency imposed in Sindh in view of forecast of heavy rains

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The Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains in various districts of Sindh province including Karachi on Friday. Due to this, the authorities have also ordered the local bodies and the health department to be alert.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted that there is a possibility of thunder and lightning in many parts of the country from Friday, March 1 to March 2, which is likely to cause flooding in the affected areas.

According to reports, the highest risk of heavy rains is in Sindh province, due to which the country’s largest city, Karachi, will be affected, and that is why the authorities have announced that all public and private employees will be off after noon on Friday.

It should be noted that in Gwadar district of Balochistan province, a flood situation had arisen due to heavy rains a few days ago and due to the alarming situation, it has been declared a disaster.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah presided over a meeting last night regarding the weather emergency and then directed all local government administrations and hospitals to be on high alert.

Ten people were killed by lightning in Pakistan’s Punjab province

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said, “People are requested to avoid going out of their homes unnecessarily.”

He said that there is a possibility of rainwater entering Sindh from the mountain ranges of Khuzdar. He directed the Commissioner of Larkana to take all precautionary measures to deal with the situation.

Two days ago, a large area was flooded in Pakistan’s coastal city of Gwadar due to continuous heavy rains for several hours.Image:
According to the advisory issued by the Meteorological Department, from February 29 to March 2, there is a possibility of heavy rains along with intermittent thunder and lightning showers in the northern areas of the province.

The department says, “Heavy rains may cause flooding in low-lying areas. Balochistan fishermen are advised not to venture into deep sea till March 1 while Sindh fishermen are also advised to be cautious during the forecast period.

Officials say that rains are likely to start in the country’s largest city Karachi from 2 pm on Friday, after which there is a risk of flooding in the city.

According to officials, sixteen to 32 mm of rain is expected in the city on March 1 in 12 hours.

Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab says that in case of rain emergency, the concerned officers and staff are prohibited from going on leave and the entire machinery is kept in proper condition. In such cases, the crews already bring machines to the water collection points to pump out the water. In such a situation, emergency desks are also established, where staff are present day and night to contact other departments in case of any emergency.

Due to heavy rains, various highways and low-lying areas of Karachi are often affected. It includes various areas like Shahrah-e-Faisal, Nursery Stop, Model Colony, MA Jinnah Road, Mehmoodabad, Manzoor Colony, Model Colony, PECHS, Nagan Chowrangi, Gharibabad and Liaquatabad.

Two days ago, a large area was flooded in the coastal city of Gwadar in Pakistan due to continuous heavy rains for several hours. Thousands of people have been affected by these rains of unusual intensity.

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