WEATHER UPDATE: The monsoon rain spell in Karachi is expected to begin from mid-July, said the Pakistan Meteorological Department on Sunday.
The Met Office said that the current temperature in the port city was recorded at 31 degrees Celsius, with winds blowing at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour.
It is pertinent to mention that Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has written a letter to Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, urging all stakeholders to work jointly in order to avoid the tragic incidents of last year’s heavy monsoon rain spell in Karachi.
The heavy rainfall in Karachi last year led to loss of human lives and severe damage to property and infrastructure due to ill-preparedness of concerned insitutions.
The Sindh Governor Imran Ismail asked CM Murad Ali Shah to mobilize all concerned institutions. “Saving the lives of the citizens is among the top priority of the government,” he said.
He added that cleaning of nullahs and removal of encroachment alongside them on the orders of the Supreme Court will help to avoid last year’s situation.
“K-Electric, HESCO, and SEPCO have been directed to take necessary measures ahead of monsoon spell in Karachi and avoid load-shedding during the rain,” he said.
It bears mentioning that several lives were lost in Karachi due to electrocution from poor infrastructure of K-Electric.
Earlier, the Met Office predicted dry and warm weather in Karachi along with issuing a heatwave warning for South Punjab and Sindh during the initial days of July.