KARACHI: The Sindh government has declared an emergency in the coastal area of the province as the Met Office forecast strong winds Tuesday, two days after torrential rains and what experts describe as mini-cyclone ravaged parts Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the wind speeds could reach about 10-20 nm in Karachi, home to at least 20 million people.
Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon says Provincial Administration in the coastal areas of Sindh particularly Karachi has led to “take precautionary measures to end” having in mind the weather.
The Minister directed the Director General of the Water Board and Chief Engineer of all districts to ensure cleaning of sewer and cancel the holiday for all employees of the department of local government.
More than 45 people were killed and several houses were destroyed as a storm hit Peshawar and adjoining districts on Sunday.