Sindh Declares Rain Emergency: Half-Day for Karachi Offices

Sindh Declares Rain Emergency Half-Day for Karachi Offices

Sindh government declares a rain emergency, announcing a half-day for Karachi offices on Friday due to anticipated heavy rainfall. The decision, made during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, aims to ensure safety. Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui shared the announcement on X, emphasizing citizens to limit unnecessary movement for their convenience. Climate change reality prompted this precautionary step, with the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) already on a rain emergency alert, deploying machinery to address potential issues.

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A subsequent notification, applicable to government and private sector offices in Karachi Division, except those engaged in essential services or rain emergency duties, confirmed the half-day on Friday. The move follows the meteorological forecast of rain and thunderstorms in Karachi and other districts. Strong northeasterly-easterly winds have brought chilly weather to the city, with preparations underway to tackle potential challenges posed by the changing climate.

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