More showers ahead during Eid holidays

Flood warning for Balochistan’s streams and nullahs issued: PAF continues relief operation: Dam in Chaman about to break down: Man killed in roof collapse in Jalalpur Bhattian 

By: News Desk
Published: 11:39 AM, 10 Jul, 2022
More showers ahead during Eid holidays
Caption: A man pushes his motorbike along a flooded street after a monsoon rainfall in Karachi.–AFP
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The Pakistan Metrological Department on Sunday predicted more rains across the country while issuing warning of flooding in Balochistan’s streams and nullahs, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The Met office has warned of more than expected rainfall during Eid holidays. It predicted flooding in the streams and nullahs of Lasbela, Naseerabad, Gwadar, Panjgur, Turbat, Islamabad and in many areas of north east and central Punjab. 

According to the weather report, the wet showers will pound many cities in central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. 

The coastal areas of Sindh are also expected to receive downpour. 

Due to torrential rain in Chaman, the administration is fearing that a dam at Toba Achakzai area will break down. Several vehicles have been stuck in the flashfloods in Chaman. 

In Mardan, the heavy rain caused flooding in city’s streams and nullahs. 

A 25-foot long breach was occurred In Tangwani canal and the gushing waters were swiftly heading to the populated areas. 

Rain accompanied by strong winds poured down in Islamabad for hours disrupting all activities of life in the federal capital. Sector H-13 has completely been submerged in water. 

Different areas of Lahore also lashed by rain and strong winds. 

The sky is overcast in Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Narowal.

According to the Pakistan Metrological Department, rainy spell will continue to hit Punjab till July 12. The PMD also issued warning of flooding in low-lying areas of the province.

PAF continues relief operation in Balochistan 

The Pakistan Air Force has continued its relief and rescue operation in the areas of Balochistan devastated by rains and floods. 

During the operation, the PAF provided food, tents, drinking water, medicines and blankets to the flood affectees. 

It has also set up a medical camp in Qila Saifullah. The affectees are being provided 24/7 medical facilities at the camp.

Karachi situation

Karachi which has received the heaviest downpour in 30 years’ time, is facing the urban flooding dilemma. Roads, streets, plain areas, nullahs and streams have been deluged. 

The local administration looks completely helpless in the face of this natural calamity. People have started praying for the cessation of rains.

The Pak Army officials have reached the affected areas and have started to drain rainwater from streets and roads. 

The Met Office has predicted rain on all three days of Eid in Karachi. 

Man killed in roof collapse in Jalalpur Bhattian 

Meanwhile, a labourer was killed when roof of a house was collapsed in Chani Thathlan village of Jalalpur Bhattian. 

The house was old and rickety and its roof was caved in due to rain and strong winds.

The family members and neighbours pulled out the body of the man from under the fallen roof. 

Reporter Rozina Ali