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    Importance Of Monsoon Rainfall In Pakistan

  • Below normal rainfall forecast in monsoon

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Meteorological Department on Friday forecast a weak monsoon in the country with some uncertainties, producing slightly less than normal rainfall from July to September...

    However, due to interaction of easterly and westerly systems, a few extreme rainfall events (exceeding 100mm in a day) may occur over Azad Kashmir, north-east Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa resulting in (river) floods...

  • Karachi sees first monsoon rainfall

    KARACHI: The metropolis received moderate rainfall on Tuesday evening with reports of lightning and light thunderstorm in some parts of the city...

    KMC Administrator Laeeq Ahmed directed all departments — particularly municipal services, engineering, parks and health — to be ready with necessary preparations and stand by available machinery to cope up with any emergency situation during monsoon...

  • Heavy rainfall forecast for northern Pakistan

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Sunday predicted heavy rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northeast Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir during the coming week...

    Excess rainfall in the Kabul River catchment area may also cause flooding along connected riverbanks...

  • Pakistan received 47pc less rainfall than usual this August

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan received 47pc less rainfall this August than usual with just two weeks remaining until the end of the monsoon, apparently due to climate change...

    According to data compiled by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), overall rainfall between July 1 and Aug 27, 2018, was 28pc below normal...

  • Pakistan envoy stresses importance of ties with US

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States has stressed the need for strengthening ties with Washington as a US delegation heads to Islamabad this week for talks on bilateral relations...

    “It’s in Pakistan’s interest to strengthen ties with the United States...

  • Delegation of US Senators meets Sartaj, highlight Pakistan's regional importance

    Deputy Chief of Mission of US Embassy Jonathan Pratt was also present at the meeting where the two sides discussed Pak-US ties, matters of regional importance, peace in Afghanistan and the US' role in the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG)...

    Stressing the importance of Pakistan in regional stability, McCain added, "Pakistan's role is important for peace and stability in Afghanistan...

  • Cannot deny the importance of Trump's statement on Pakistan in India: FM Qureshi

    Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said the importance of US President Donald Trump's statement during his visit to India — in which he said that the US has a "very good relationship" with Pakistan — cannot be denied...

    A day earlier, US President Donald Trump, while addressing a packed rally in Ahmedabad after his arrival in India on Monday, said the United States has "a very good relationship" with Pakistan...

  • Early rainfall delays wheat sowing

    However, early rainfall is a depressing sign for farmers as it will delay wheat sowing in rain-fed (barani) areas of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, besides damaging standing rice crops in Central Punjab...

    Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said that rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in upper KP including Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan divisions up to Thursday night...

  • Brief, heavy rainfall causes flooding in garrison city

    RAWALPINDI: Heavy rainfall in the early hours of Friday increased the water level in Leh Nullah and caused flooding at a hospital, the airport and low-lying areas...

    More rainfall expected in Islamabad, upper Punjab, says Met OfficeCommunications systems were disrupted and the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) suspended the supply of electricity to several areas...

  • Rainfall in Thar may continue till Aug 10, says official

    The region has recorded close to 400mm of rain since the first spell of the current monsoon, according to one estimate...

    He said a continuous low pressure system persisted in Rajasthan and other areas bordering Thar which suggested further rainfall here at least until August 10...

  • Flood alerts issued for AJK, upper Punjab in anticipation of heavy rainfall

    Scattered rainfall is also expected in southern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) over the same time period...

    Punjab, KP, GB and the upper catchment areas of the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej rivers are expected to receive heavy rainfall at isolated places between July 11 and 13, the NDMA alert said...

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