Rain lashes parts of Pakistan, inundates low-lying areas


Heavy rains in Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, and Rawalpindi divisions and Islamabad and upper parts of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa badly affected normal life and roads and low lying areas were flooded with water.
The rain which started in Rawalpindi and Islamabad around 1:00 PM continued for more than four hours. Nullah Leh which passes through Rawalpindi was flooded and the water level was recorded at 11.8 feet. Islamabad received 115 mm of rain while Okara received maximum of 117 mm.
The rain affected smooth flow of traffic in the big cities as roads were flooded with water.
According to reports, hill torrents of Koh-e-Suleman played havoc in Sothern Punjab as all the streams and nullahs were flowing over their embankment. Reports say that rural areas of Rajanpur districts were under feets of water. There was a 100 feet wide breach in Kadra canal that flood hundreds of acres of land.
Met office said that Enab and Jhelum rivers could witness high flood during the next twenty four hours.
In Balochistan, Jafferabad has been worst affected by rain and flood. One report said that water level at Jafferabad bypass was between 12 to 15 feet inundating vast areas and with rains in southern Punjab the water level was rising.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, many districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab and Balochistan will receive more rain during next 12-hour.