Sindh schools evening shift to remain shut today amid rain fears

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Rana Javaid
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A man with a baby sits on a bench while children play amid flooded street during the monsoon season in Karachi, July 11, 2022. — Reuters
A man with a baby sits on a bench while children play amid flooded street during the monsoon season in Karachi, July 11, 2022. — Reuters 

KARACHI: The Sindh government Thursday announced cancelling evening classes in schools today (Friday), fearing heavy rain.

The Sindh School Education and Literacy Department, in a notification, said all private and public evening shift schools would remain closed.

In view of the forecast of rains in the megalopolis, the Sindh government has declared a rain emergency in the province and decided that offices in Karachi would be open for half a day on Friday.

In a post on X, Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui Thursday said the decision for the half-day was taken as an “abundant precaution”. He also requested citizens to avoid travelling unnecessarily to stave off any inconvenience.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department had on Wednesday forecast rain, and windstorm with the likeliness of isolated hailstorms in Sindh between February 29 and March 2.

Addressing the meeting regarding rain predictions, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah declared a rain emergency in the province. The chief minister’s spokesperson said the chief executive has put the local bodies, administrations and hospitals on high alert.