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    Weather Khipro Sindh Pakistan Flood

  • Sindh govt issues flash-flood warning for lower, urban parts of Sindh

    The Sindh government on Tuesday issued a weather warning, anticipating heavy rains later this week, in which it directed all district disaster management authorities, commissioners and deputy commissioners to ensure that all precautionary measures are taken to avoid any untoward situation as well adopt an effective response mechanism, including issuing an early warning for flash floods...

    The direction, through a "most urgent" letter,...

  • Likely to spare Sindh coast, Ashobaa turns city weather pleasant

    KARACHI: The tropical cyclone Ashobaa, currently located at around 700 kilometres south of the city, has turned north-west towards the Persian Gulf, missing the Sindh coast though affecting weather in Pakistan’s coastal areas including Karachi...

    Though still quite far from the coast, Ashobaa has started influencing the weather of Karachi that experienced a cloudy day, said a weatherman...

  • Can CPEC weather Pakistan's political storm?

    In a highly partisan political environment, China reiterated its neutrality towards the internal affairs of the country by stating its resolve to abide by ‘a strategic cooperative partnership with Pakistan’...

    A statement on the subject mailed to Dawn by the Chinese Embassy reads, “It hopes that all parties and sections in Pakistan can prioritise state and national interests, properly deal with their domestic affairs, maintain unity...

  • Sindh’s proposals for flood protection deferred till next CCI moot

    KARACHI: The Council of Common Interests (CCI) meeting in Islamabad ended on Tuesday without discussing several proposals forwarded by the Sindh government for inclusion in the 10-year National Flood Protection Plan-IV...

    Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had requested the prime minister to have detailed discussion on the proposals including the rehabilitation of Manchhar Lake and measures to check sea intrusion causing heavy losses...

  • No threat of flood in Sindh, says Khuhro

    KARACHI: There is no threat of flood in Sindh at the moment as water discharge at Guddu and Sukkur barrages is only 400,000 cusecs which is likely to rise to 500,000 to 600,000 cusecs in the days to come while water discharge capacity of the barrages is well above a million cusecs, says Nisar Ahmed Khuhro...

    Nevertheless, the department had taken necessary measures to tackle any situation head-on, said Mr Khuhro said at his first...

  • No threat of flood to Sindh

    KARACHI: Corps Com­man­der Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar on Thursday called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah at CM House where they expressed their satisfaction over the flood situation in Sindh...

    It emerged from their meeting that there is no threat of flood to Sindh at the moment, as the situation is satisfactory and the government is monitoring the flood situation round the clock...

  • Prime minister announces Rs1 billion for flood affectees in Sindh

    GHOTKI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today announced a Rs1 billion relief package for flood affected areas of Sindh while visiting the affected areas in Ghotki district along with Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah...

    Read: Rains cause widespread devastation in SindhProvincial irrigation officials also informed the prime minister that a state of high to very high flood would persist in the province till August 10...

  • PM announces Rs1bn grant for flood relief in Sindh

    KARACHI / SUKKUR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced on Tuesday a grant of Rs1 billion for the Sindh government to help it in providing relief to flood-affected people in the province...

    After taking an aerial view of flood-affected areas of Ghotki, Sukkur and Khairpur districts, the prime minister who was accompanied by Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah landed at Qadirpur Bund where he distributed relief goods among the affected...

  • PPP leadership visits flood-hit areas in Sindh

    KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Sindh Chief Minster Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah visited the flood-hit areas of Sindh on Sunday, according to a report on the Radio Pakistan website...

    As the PPP leaders visited the areas around Sukkur Barrage and embankments of River Indus at Ghotki and Khairpur, provincial Minister for Irrigation and...

  • Flood destroyed 7,000 houses, crops on 350,000 acres in Sindh: report

    KARACHI: The ongoing flood has so far destroyed standing crops over more than 350,000 acres and over 7,000 houses in the province, particularly in some of its northern districts, says a report prepared by the Sindh government...

    In Sukkur, three talukas — 11 union councils comprising 251 villages and 123,045 population — are affected, while a total of 295 villages of nine UCs in Ghotki’s two talukas are flood-affected, which are home...

  • Pakistan Navy conducts relief operations in flood-battered Sri Lanka

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy continued its humanitarian assistance and relief operations in Sri Lanka from its ship Zulfiquar which has been deployed there for the purpose...

    According to a message received here on Thursday, Pakistan Navy’s relief team set up three medical camps on May 31 across the severely affected districts of Horana, Malwana and Raxapana...

  • India, Pakistan rush aid as Lanka flood toll reaches 103

    COLOMBO: India and Pakistan were among the first countries to respond in the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s flash flood disaster which has killed at least 103 persons with another 100 categorised as missing and over 53,000 persons displaced...

    Pakistan has discussed with Lankan authorities on the items needed and are taking steps to immediately dispatch them to Sri Lanka, the Pakistan High Commis­sion said...

  • Pakistan sends aid as Lankan flood toll rises

    COLOMBO: Pakistan’s Naval Ship Zulfiquar arrived here on Tuesday with dry rations, medicines, de-flooding pumps and other emergency relief items as the death toll from Sri Lanka’s flash floods and landslides increased to 193, with 94 people missing and 142,811 families affected, according to the Disaster Management Centre...

    Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra handed over the relief items to Sri Lankan...

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