Pre-monsoon spell: PM Nawaz for precautionary measures to contain potential damage

  • Authorities directed to ensure timely evacuations from vulnerable areas

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday directed National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and all provincial governments to take precautionary measures immediately to handle uncertain situation in the recent pre-monsoon spell.

According to the APP, the prime minister said that adequate emergency preparedness measures should be ensured throughout the country in order to ascertain the severity of potential damage.

He also directed to keep the residents of vulnerable areas informed regarding emergency procedures and ensure timely evacuations, wherever needed, PM office media wing said in a press release.

Rain Spell

Heavy downpour with gusty winds lashed different cities of the country on Wednesday.  The Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted heavy rain in the next 48 hours.

According to Geo news, rain and thundershowers are expected at a number of places in upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, lower Sindh (Hyderabad, Karachi, Mirpur Khas, Sh. Benazirabad divisions), Islamabad, FATA and Kashmir, while at scattered places in South Punjab (Sahiwal, Multan, Bahawalpur, D.G. Khan divisions), upper Sindh (Larkana, Sukkur divisions), eastern Balochistan (Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Kalat divisions) and Gilgit-Baltistan in the next 24 hours.