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Monsoon spell: PM directs provinces, NDMA to take precautionary measures

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and all provincial governments to take immediate precautionary measures in view of the ongoing pre-monsoon spell. The prime minister said that adequate emergency preparedness measures should be ensured throughout the country so as to contain any potential damage to the minimum. He also directed to keep the residents of vulnerable areas informed regarding emergency procedures and ensure timely evacuations, wherever…

Fresh spell of monsoon rains from today across country

KARACHI: A fresh spell of widespread monsoon rains with a greater intensity begins across the country from today. A Met Office spokesman said in Islamabad that the monsoon has already made onset in the country from Monday but isolated heavy falls are expected in Islamabad, Upper Punjab, Lower Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Eastern Balochistan and Kashmir today and tomorrow. The spokesman said the heavy falls may generate flash floods in the vulnerable areas particularly in Barsati Nullahs of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pothohar…

Rain breaks heat spell in Islamabad, adjoining areas

Met department has forecasted more rains in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtonkhwa, lower Sindh and Kashmir between Wednesday and Thursday. Weather remained hot and humid in most parts of the country, however Rawalpindi, Hazara and Kashmir received light to moderate rains. Mangla had the maximum rain with 16 millimeters. The highest temperature of 40 degree Celsius was recorded in Thal Sibbi and Bhakkar.