Heavy monsoon rains to affect northern parts of country


KARACHI: Drizzling in various parts of Karachi including Shahrah-e-Faisal, Federal B. Area, Malir, and surroundings continued late Saturday night, it has been reported.

Light rain is forecasted for the Friday-Sunday period in some locales of Sindh and Balochistan.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted heavy rain in parts of northern Pakistan as well as Islamabad itself.

The expectation for Tuesday through Thursday remains of light showers in various areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan, and southern Punjab.

Rivers and canals in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Dera Ghazi Khan, and Islamabad, alongside some areas of KP and Kashmir, are predicted to overflow due to the monsoon rains.

Consequently, this is expected to flood the low-lying areas of Sindh and Punjab, as well as some parts of Balochistan.

There is also a risk of landslides in Malakand, the Hazara division, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir.