Torrential rains wreak havoc in Islamabad, parts of country

The Nation  |  Jul 28, 2021

Torrential monsoon rains in Islamabad and Rawalpindi have inundated the streets and main roads, creating immense difficulties for the residents.

According to details, the contingents of Pakistan Army have arrived at the rain-hit areas after the authorities issued alert.122 millimeter rain has been recorded in different parts of the twin cities while the water level has also risen in Nullah Lai.

A cloudburst in the federal capital has caused flooding in several areas, confirmed Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhammed Hamza Shafqaat.

Earlier, in a weather update on his official Twitter handle, the deputy commissioner said, “teams are clearing nullahs/roads. Hopefully we will be able to clear everything in an hour”.

Cloudburst in Islamabad has caused flooding in various areas. Teams are clearing nullahs/roads. Hopefully we will be able to clear everything in an hour. Everyone is requested to plz cooperate and restricted unnecessary movement for next 2 hours.

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However, in the latest advisory, the deputy commissioner said that all roads in Islamabad were clear for traffic.

Videos from Islamabad's sectors E-11 and D-12 show cars floating in gushing waters after heavy rains that lashed the federal capital and Rawalpindi for hours.

As per Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), rain wind/thundershower (with Isolated heavy fall) is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Hot and humid weather is likely to prevail over other parts of the country. 

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