The Sindh government has announced a rain emergency in the province and decided to shorten office hours in Karachi on Friday due to the anticipated rainfall. Karachi Mayor, Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui, emphasized the precautionary measure and urged citizens to minimize unnecessary travel to avoid inconvenience.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department forecasted rain, windstorms, and isolated hailstorms in Sindh from February 29 to March 2. Mayor Siddiqui highlighted the preparations undertaken, including the cancellation of staff leaves and deployment of heavy machinery by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation to clear drainage channels.

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Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah declared a rain emergency, urging local authorities and hospitals to be on high alert and advising citizens to stay indoors unless necessary. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority informed about expected rainfall in southern and central parts of Sindh, with Karachi expected to receive 13 to 16 millimeters of rain.

Efforts to address drainage issues in Karachi were discussed, with plans to alleviate water pressure on Shahra-e-Faisal during rainfall. Additionally, measures were outlined to improve traffic flow during adverse weather conditions.

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