Monsoon rains to end drought like situation in Pakistan



Islamabad, June 8 (TNS): Amid water crisis in the country, the monsoon rains are expected to end drought like situation in Pakistan from the last week of June.

According to Pakistan Meteorological (Met) Department, North Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will receive more than the average rainfall during monsoon season this year. A threat of flooding also exists.

The monsoon rains will lash in southern areas of the country, including Karachi, from July to August.

The Met department has already briefed the National Disaster and Management Authority (NDMA) regarding the issue.

Punjab, KP and Azad Kashmir will receive the most amount of rainfall, according to Met director-general (DG). However, Sindh and Balochistan are expected to receive less rainfall than average.

The MET DG also warned that heavy rain in any big city may lead to urban flooding.