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PM Shahbaz requires precautionary steps as PMD forecasts heavy monsoon

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif. Photograph: file   

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday directed the authorities to take precautionary measures to keep away from any untoward state of affairs because the Met Workplace forecast heavy rainfall on the finish of June.

The Pakistan Meteorological Division (PMD) mentioned that the nation is anticipated to obtain “above common rainfall” throughout the upcoming monsoon season. It additional mentioned that pre-monsoon rains are more likely to begin within the final week of June.

‘Complete technique’

PM Shahbaz directed the authorities to plan a complete technique in collaboration with the provinces contemplating the forecast. He requested the authorities to alert the provinces and the district administrations on this regard. 

He mentioned that every one precautionary measures must be taken in accordance with the forecast by the meteorological division, moreover making certain preparations within the low laying areas and in these areas which could possibly be affected throughout the wet interval.

The prime minister additionally requested for well timed provide of essential tools and different essential steps for the safety of crops and animals within the agrarian areas.

The prime minister additional noticed that residents within the affected areas must be forewarned and shifted to safer areas.

Different steps like correct drainage, dredging of nullahs and water channels and fumigation also needs to be taken, he added.

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