ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has directed all the relevant authorities to be on high alert, as after the heavy monsoon rains spell, while weather forecast predicted more rains across the country, media reported on Wednesday.
The heavy monsoon rains take over the federal capital’s urban infrastructure with more showers likely to follow as per forecast, Prime Minister Imran Khan urges the masses to exercise caution.
Sending out the message via a tweet from his official handle, the PM said he has directed all the relevant authorities to be on high alert.
With the heavy monsoon rains, I want to alert and caution our citizens to take special care.”
The PM’s tweet added, “I have also directed all the relevant response agencies including NDMA to be on high alert with ready & rapid emergency response actions.”
In a similar development, the administration of Rawal Dam decided to lift the spillway gates as the water reserve has almost reached its limit due to torrential rains that lashed the federal capital overnight with a 330-millimeter volume.
The water reservoir has surged to the 1749-feet mark, touching its maximum capacity of 1752 feet, with the flood-inducing heavy rains today in the district and in the contiguous regions causing the Lai Nullahs and connected sectors in Islamabad to flood with torrential flux.
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