City's drains were to be cleaned ahead of the rains
Good news Karachi: the monsoon will begin in the city tomorrow (Saturday).
The Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast rain in the city starting tomorrow. Weather in the port city has been pleasant for the past couple of days with drizzling coupled with strong winds bringing the temperature down.
Two government bodies – the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board – were instructed by Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani to clean the city’s storm water drains before the monsoon rains.
This year, they were asked to release pictures and videos of the cleaning process.
The commissioner also wanted officials to get basic training for rescue and relief work. “K-Electric should improve its power distribution system during the monsoon rains,” he said, adding during a meeting that all possible steps should be taken to ensure relief to the public.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department director general told SAMAA Digital that it will rain in the city till July 30 afternoon. He said that while there is a chance of a storm, a sandstorm would be very unlikely.
BBC predicted that from Friday to Sunday Karachi would face sandstorms and on July 29 and 30 there will be heavy rains.
K-Electric advises citizens to take extra precautions this time. It says not to touch electrical appliances when you are barefoot or have wet hands and also stay away from electric poles as well as transformers.
On Friday it drizzled in some areas of Karachi like, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Sharae Faisal, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Cattle-Market, Malir, New Karachi, Bufferzone, Nazimabad, Orangi Town, and Surjani Town which made the weather pleasant.