Sindh Government Declares Rain Emergency: Report

Thu Feb 29 2024
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KARACHI: A rain emergency was imposed in Sindh province on Thursday following the Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) predicted heavy rainfall across the province. The Met Office has predicated substantial rainfall in most districts of Sindh, accompanied by wind or thunderstorms in Karachi, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Larkana, Dadu, Shaheed Benazirabad, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Khairpur, and Mirpurkhas from February 29th to March 1st. There is also a possibility of isolated hailstorms during this period.

Sindh’s Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, presiding over a meeting on the weather emergency, declared an emergency and instructed all local bodies, administrations, and hospitals to be on high alert.

Furthermore, the public is advised to limit unnecessary travel to mitigate risks associated with the expected weather conditions. Salman Shah, Director General of the Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), briefed the chief minister, who also directed the Traffic DIG to ensure improved traffic arrangements in the city.

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