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Pakistan weather update: When is more rain expected?

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The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Tuesday warned that the monsoon current is continuously penetrating the country and is likely to shift and intensify in upper and central parts of the country from July 27 (Wednesday).

According to a statement released by the Met Office, under the influence of this weather system, more rain-wind and thundershowers (with scattered heavy falls) are expected from July 27-31 with occasional gaps in areas including:

  • Kashmir
  • Gilgit-Baltistan
  • Islamabad
  • Rawalpindi
  • Murree
  • Attock
  • Chakwal
  • Jhelum
  • Sialkot
  • Narowal
  • Lahore
  • Gujranwala
  • Gujrat
  • Sheikhupura
  • Faisalabad
  • Jhang
  • Mianwali
  • Khushab
  • Sargodha
  • Hafizabad
  • M. B Din
  • Sahiwal
  • Okara
  • Bhakkar
  • Layyah
  • Multan
  • Rajanpur
  • Dera Ghazi Khan
  • Bahawalpur
  • Bahawalnagar
  • Rahimyar Khan
  • Khanpur
  • Swat
  • Mansehra
  • Kohistan
  • Abbottabad
  • Haripur
  • Peshawar
  • Mardan
  • Swabi
  • Nowshera
  • Kurram
  • Waziristan
  • Kohat
  • Bannu
  • Lakki Marwat
  • D.I. Khan

Meanwhile, it further said that more rain-wind and thundershower (with few heavy falls) are expected in Quetta, Chaman, Harnai, Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan, Loralai, Bolan, Kohlu, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Sibbi, Dadu, Sukkur, Larkana and Jaccobabad from July 27-31 with occasional gaps.

The Met Office also warned that heavy rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore, and Gujranwala.

Moreover, flash flooding is also expected in local nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Shakargarh, Sialkot, Narowal, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu and Kashmir from July 27 to 31. 

“Catchment areas of Ravi, Jhelum and Chenab may receive heavy downpour causing the water level to rise significantly during the forecast period,” the PMD said.

It also alerted that rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, Ghizer and Skardu during the forecast period.

Travellers and tourists are advised to remain more cautious during the forecast period.

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Saudi Arabia rewards brave police officer ASP Shehrbano with a royal pension.

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Sources claim that when the two met at the Saudi embassy, where the ambassador was entertaining the courageous female officer, the diplomat gave ASP Shehrbano the information.

The Saudi ambassador praised the police officer’s bravery and assured her that her family’s travel expenses to Saudi Arabia as a royal guest will be covered by the Saudi royal family.

He gave the ASP high marks for her poise and selfless dedication to her work in managing an agitated environment.

One day before, the Gulberg ASP visited the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Syed Asim Munir, at General Headquarters.

The head of the army acknowledged the significant contribution Pakistani women made to society as a whole.

He was cited as adding, “Since independence, Pakistani women have made a name for themselves both at home and abroad thanks to their skill, perseverance, and determination.

Additionally, ASP Shehrbano’s name was suggested by IG Punjab Usman Anwar for the Quied e Azam Police award.

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Islamabad, DC, is sentenced to six months in prison for defamatory remarks.

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday sentenced Deputy Commissioner Irfan Nawaz Memon to six months in prison after finding that he had committed contempt of court.

The deputy commissioner’s maintenance of public order (MPO) against PTI politician Shehryar Afridi was declared unlawful by the court. However, Saddar SP was cleared of all allegations by the IHC.

The court fined SSP operations Rs0.1 million and sentenced them to four months in jail.

In addition, the court declared that the punishment would be deferred for one month. In addition to fining SHO Nasir Manzoor Rs 0.1 million, the court also condemned him to two months in prison.

The court additionally declared that if an appeal is filed within 30 days and the deputy commissioner’s sentence is not suspended,

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The government declares March 2 a public holiday.

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In the province capital, Madhu Lal Hussain’s 436th annual three-day urs festivities will get underway on Saturday.

Secretary Auqaf Dr. Tahir Raza will execute the customary chador laying on the saint’s grave to kick off the urs festivities.

On this occasion, ulema Mushaikh, members of the Religious Committee, and a sizable crowd of devotees will take part.

For the Urs gift, the Auqaf Department has set up Rs 459,000. The agency and local police put together impenetrable security plans for the guests.

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