Karachi: Cyclone Nilofar, building in the Arabian Sea, is due to hit India’s Gujarat state and Pakistan’s southern coastal areas on Friday morning, media reported.
The coastal belt of the city will be closed from Monday night as a precautionary measure for Tropical Storm Nilofar.
Police said the coastal belt will be closed for two days. Police have also ordered to close all restaurants located on the coastal belt.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has warned local agencies to take precautionary measures ahead of the cyclone.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the open sea from Wednesday to Friday, and those already at sea have been told to come back to shore.
“We have instructed our provincial chapter to warn fishermen that they should refrain from fishing in the sea for few coming days,” NDMA spokeman Ahmed Kamal told International News Agency.