KARACHI: The rain forecast for Karachi by the Meteorologist Department turned out to be correct this time round as most areas of the megacity received light to heavy showers inundating streets and roads late Friday.
The areas that received driving rains include Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Sharah-e-Faisal and Lucky Star area, Malir, Airport and Safoora Chowrangi. Meantime, the old city areas including Saddar, MA Jinnah Road, Numaish and II Chundrigar Road also witnessed lashing rain.
It should be mentioned here that the meteorologists forecast heavy rain for coastal areas of the province including Makran from Friday night. The Met Department also forecast that intermittent showers will continue till Monday.
Moreover, the Met Office envisioned downpours in upper Sindh areas (Sukkur, Larkana division), Islamabad, Rawalpindi, FATA, Peshawar and Malakand divisions during couple of next days.
Bursting into an emergency visit, Sindh Local Bodies Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon moved about the city in lashing showers. He directed Commissioner Karachi and Municipal Commissioner to inspect the affected areas and ensure the earliest drainage of rainwater by tapping into all resources.
The provincial minister also directed the concerned departments to clear all waterlogged roads with the help of relevant machineries.