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Heavy rain lashes Punjab cities, KP, northern areas

25 Août 2017

Islamabad received heavy monsoon rains last night, resulting in the flooding of Benazir International Airport. The rain also distrupted electricity supply in both cities, army troops have been put on alert in Rawalpindi to respond instantly for rescue efforts. Many flights were subsequently delayed due to the rains as well.

The water level at Nullah Lai has risen by 17-feet.

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has also directed the authorities to make sure that the situation in the cities is improved on an urgent basis.

Heavy downpour with gusty winds lashed different cities of Punjab - including Rawalpindi and Islamabad - and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Azad Kashmir on Friday morning.

Heavy rain lashes Punjab cities, KP, northern areas
Heavy rain lashes Punjab cities, KP, northern areas

Water and Sanitation Agency spokespeople have said that they're working to improve the situation at the moment.

On Thursday, rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds occurred at scattered places in Rawalpindi division and Islamabad while at isolated places in Gujranwala, Lahore, Peshawar, Kalat, Makran divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.

However, hot and humid weather is expected elsewhere in the country during the next twelve hours.

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Heavy rain lashes Punjab cities, KP, northern areas