Rain emergency declared in Karachi as heavy downpour reported in few areas

KARACHI: On Thursday, authorities declared an emergency across Karachi for the next 48 hours in view of the Meteorological Department’s forecast.

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According to Newsone, Gulistan-e- Jauhar, Safoora Goth, Quaidabad, Malir, Korangi and University Road areas experienced slight and heavy rains.

The weather monitory body has predicted heavy showers with gusty winds in Karachi and other parts of the country today as well as tomorrow, spurring the city authorities to precautionary action.

Despite advanced warning by the Met Office and the Supreme Court’s orders to clear stormwater drains in the city, several drains remain clogged with garbage, posing a threat to settlements located in their vicinity.

The 28-kilometre long Gujjar Nullah, along with stormwater drains in Khamosh Colony and Teen Talwar Clifton have still not been cleared and restored to their original width.

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