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Normalcy returns to all main rivers besides Indus: FFC



ISLAMABAD: The Federal Flood Fee (FFC) has mentioned that normalcy returned to all predominant rivers together with Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej and Kabul aside from River Indus which is flowing in “Medium Flood” in Guddu-Sukkur attain.

In line with day by day FFC report on Sunday, the mixed dwell storage of the Tarbela, Mangla & Chashma is 7.837 MAF (i.e. 58.22% of the entire 13.461 MAF).

In line with Flood Forecasting Division (FFD), Lahore, yesterday’s monsoon low over Northwestern Bay of Bengal (India) remained stationary, nevertheless it has turn into effectively marked and is prone to turn into extra marked. Trough of Westerly Wave continues to prevail over Northeastern Afghanistan and adjoining areas with Seasonal Low mendacity over Northwestern Balochistan. Delicate moist currents each from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal proceed to penetrate into higher elements of the nation as much as 4000 ft.

Scattered thunderstorm/rain of Average Depth is predicted over the higher catchment of River Indus, through the subsequent 24 hours. Remoted to scattered thunderstorm/rain may additionally happen over Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore, D.G. Khan & Bahawalpur Divisions), Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Jap Balochistan and over the higher catchments of Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi & Sutlej throughout the identical interval.

Monsoon exercise is prone to turn into vigorous throughout August 10-14 over Sindh, Balochistan together with D.G. Khan division, it is going to additionally have an effect on the higher half of the nation and remainder of the Southern Punjab however with comparatively much less depth from tenth to thirteenth of August.

Heavy Rains might generate City Flooding in Islamabad, Punjab (Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Lahore & Gujranwala) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Nowshera& Mardan Divisions) from August 10-13.

Flash flooding is predicted in native Nullahs of Islamabad, Punjab (Rawalpindi, Shakargarh, Sialkot,Narowal) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, & Bannu) and Kashmir from August 10-13.

Heavy rains might develop city flooding in Sindh (Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad & Mirpurkhas) from August 11-14.

Flash flooding may additionally happen in Balochistan (Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel,Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Turbat, Panjgur, Pasni, Jiwani, Ormara, & Gwadar) together with Hill Torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan from through the mentioned interval.

Catchment areas of Rivers Ravi, Jhelum and Chenab might obtain heavy downpour, which can trigger rise in water stage considerably through the forecasted interval.

All associated organizations, significantly PDMAs, associated DDMAs, SDMA, AJ&Okay, District Administrations and native area formations of involved Irrigation Departments are strictly suggested to stay absolutely alert & vigilant, take well timed actions on warnings issued by the involved organizations to make sure security of low mendacity space communities, public & non-public property moreover irrigation, drainage & flood safety infrastructure and so on.


Indus River System Authority (IRSA) on Sunday launched 246,500 cusecs water from numerous rim stations with influx of 303,000 cusecs.

In line with the info launched by IRSA, water stage within the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1540.31 ft, which was 142.31 ft increased than its lifeless stage 1398 ft. Water influx within the dam was recorded as 165,100 cusecs and outflow as 136,800 cusecs.

The water stage within the Jhelum River at Mangla Dam was 1162.50 ft, which was 112.50 ft increased than its lifeless stage of 1050 ft whereas the influx and outflow of water was recorded as 38,200 cusecs and 10,000 cusecs respectively.

The discharge of water at Kalabagh, Taunsa and Sukkur was recorded as 97,700, 124,200 and 350,100 cusecs respectively.

Equally, from the Kabul River a complete of 41,500 cusecs of water was launched at Nowshera and 32,100 cusecs launched from the Chenab River at Marala.



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CPEC to assist revive Pakistan’s tourism regardless of challenges of flood: official



ISLAMABAD: The China-Pakistan Financial Hall (CPEC) will assist revive the tourism sector of Pakistan, which has confronted a severe setback attributable to current floods, Managing Director of Pakistan Tourism Division Company (PTDC) Aftab ur-Rehman Rana mentioned.

CPEC has unfold an enormous community of roads from the south, east and north of Pakistan, making the vacationer resorts in north Pakistan accessible to vacationers, and it’ll play a significant function within the revival of the tourism sector when the state of affairs turns into regular after floods, Rana advised Xinhua.

Speaking concerning the potential of the tourism trade after the normalcy within the nation, following the floods, he mentioned that it’s going to not solely create financial exercise within the native areas however will even have a constructive affect on the nationwide financial system.

At present, 300,000 folks within the nation are related to the tourism trade, and with an uptick within the variety of vacationers within the nation attributable to higher roads and connectivity, the quantity is prone to enhance to 500,000 within the coming years, he added.

Speaking concerning the devastating floods which killed over 1,600 folks and affected over 33 million others, the official mentioned that the flashflood had hit the tourism trade onerous as tens of inns and eating places in vacationer resorts of northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have been swept away by flood waters, and lots of others have been severely broken.

“Flood occurred over the last days of the height season of tourism within the northern areas of Pakistan when normally a whole bunch of vacationers throng to the northern areas. This yr, dozens of vacationers have been trapped attributable to floods, and the tourism actions have been abruptly suspended,” he added.

Rana mentioned that groups have been fashioned to evaluate the losses incurred to the tourism trade attributable to floods, and in keeping with tough estimates it should take not less than two to 3 years to rebuild infrastructure for vacationers within the northern areas.

Pakistan generates good income from overseas vacationers visiting the nation for journey tourism. Nonetheless, this yr’s floods additionally discouraged overseas vacationers, he mentioned.

The PTDC official advised Xinhua that international warming can be feared to pose an ideal risk to his nation’s journey tourism trade because the glaciers are melting at a fast tempo, and total temperatures within the nation are rising.

He mentioned that the division is attempting to create consciousness towards local weather change results and facilitate non-public tour operators to spice up tourism and promote the nation’s picture within the worldwide area.

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Huge reshuffle of financial staff on playing cards as Dar spells priorities



ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Income Ishaq Dar on Wednesday determined to usher in his financial staff and “blue eyed” officers to the Finance ministry, Federal Board of Income and different connect departments of the ministry as he spelled priorities after assuming cost as Finance Minister.

Sources aware about the event stated that main adjustments can be made in essential positions within the FBR and the finance ministry, whereas particular assistant to the finance minister will even be reshuffled.

Sources stated that Ishaq Dar will deliver his “blue eyed” officers to the Finance ministry, Federal Board of Income and different connect departments of the ministry. Chairman FBR Asim Ahmad is more likely to be eliminated and there are possibilities that former Chairman FBR Tariq Pasha will get this slot.

Sources additionally stated that Ishaq Dar doesn’t need any shut aide of the PM as finance minister so he won’t solely change the State minister for Finance Dr Aisha Ghaus Pasha and Secretary Finance Hamid Yaqoob Sheikh.

The Incumbent State minister Dr Aisha Ghaus Pasha is more likely to get Financial Affairs cost. Equally, Particular Secretary Finance Awais Sumra is more likely to assume the Secretary Finance slot.

He had served with Ishaq Dar as a workers officer again in 2014 and lately, he was the important thing participant in negotiations with the IMF as properly. As well as, Ishaq Dar will usher in a brand new staff to the Securities Trade Fee of Pakistan.

The finance ministry has shortlisted eight to 10 individuals for 3 positions of SECP’ commissioners. Sources stated that former Chairman SECP Zafar Hejazi shut aides will get essential positions in SECP in Dar’ tenure.

Sources stated that the Finance minister will even appoint a brand new President Nationwide Financial institution of Pakistan as there is no such thing as a Everlasting President NBP.

The finance ministry final month gave extension to appearing president NBP Hasni until the appointment of a daily incumbent. Sources additionally declare that the Finance minister will even take away one to 2 deputy Governor SBP.


Earlier immediately, Ishaq Dar took oath as Finance Minister amid financial disaster within the nation.

In response to element, Dar returned to nation almost after 5 years on Monday and later took oath as member of the higher home of the parliament on Tuesday.

Dar, identified for his choice for a stronger forex, had led the finance ministry thrice up to now. Throughout his final stint as finance chief from 2013 to 2017, he managed to maintain the rupee steady. It was essentially the most steady forex in Asia from 2014 to 2017, in line with knowledge compiled by Bloomberg.


Speaking to the media individuals in Islamabad on Wednesday, Ishaq Dar stated stabilizing native forex and lowering inflation and rates of interest are priorities of the federal government. He stated we don’t imagine in mere verbal claims somewhat historical past is testimony of our financial efficiency.

Ishaq Dar expressed satisfaction over the appreciation of rupee during the last two days saying this has diminished our loans.

The Federal Minister stated the nation is presently confronted with worst financial disaster due to mismanagement of earlier authorities of PTI. He stated it was due to the efforts of former Finance Minister Miftah Ismail that the nation averted default. He nonetheless stated that the mess left behind the PTI authorities couldn’t be cleared in six months.

Ishaq Dar regretted that the PTI authorities throughout its final days in workplace violated the worldwide agreements to take political mileage. As regards the case in opposition to him, Ishaq Dar stated it’s a pretend. He stated he has been a constant taxpayer during the last 34 years and that he by no means delayed his tax returns. He stated the earlier authorities additionally cancelled his passport and it was the present coalition authorities which issued him a passport.



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India had fired BrahMos into Pakistan underneath ulterior motives: Jaspal



ISLAMABAD: Zafar Jaspal, an Islamabad-based analyst and professor on the College of Politics and Worldwide Relations, Quaid-i-Azam College, stated that Indian supersonic cruise missile Brahmos was fired from India into Pakistan in March 2022 deliberately.

In accordance with Kashmir Media Service, talking in PTV World’s prgramme VIEWS ON NEWS, Zafar Jaspal stated, “Our technical specialists who take care of the missiles have a consensus that it [Indian BrahMos landing in Pakistan] was not a mere misjudgment, including that had it been a misfire, the Indian Military’s Director Common of Army Operations (DGMO) would have instantly contacted his Pakistani counterpart and knowledgeable him in regards to the incident.

He stated that the delay on a part of India in taking Pakistan into confidence over the hearth strengthened the assumption that the missile was fired with different [ulterior] motives. It’s price mentioning right here {that a} Brahmos cruise missile was fired by the Indian Military from someplace in western India and it landed at Mian Channun in Pakistan. The missile was not armed, in that it didn’t carry a warhead, so there was no explosion and there was no injury to life or property.

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