The Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains across the country, including Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Upper Punjab region.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered the ministries and departments concerned to be on high alert. The Prime Minister further said that with regard to the Meteorological Service’s forecast, precautions should be taken immediately, especially in the forecast areas.
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Mr Sharif also instructed the concerned departments to work out a comprehensive plan of action in cooperation with the federal and provincial governments, directing them to take measures to protect livestock and crops in agricultural areas.
The prime minister also stated that residents of the vulnerable areas should be warned and the cleanliness of drainage and waterways should be ensured.
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In the meantime, pre-monsoon rains have already set in in the country. Heavy rains fell in many places in Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh. Heavy torrential rains continued in Harnai for nearly an hour during the intervening Saturday night.
Elsewhere, rain made for comfortable weather in various cities, including Faisalabad and Jhang. Hailstorm in Chiniot drove away the heat. Strong winds also blew in Lahore, Raiwind and Kasur. In addition, the Meteorological Department has also forecast cloud showers in various areas across the country.
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