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Karachi weather update: Drizzle expected over next 24 hours

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  • Met office forecasts weather will remain humid, partly cloudy today.
  • There is a chance of drizzling at night or early morning.
  • PMD’s official says first spell of pre-monsoon rainfall likely to begin from June 22 or 23.

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecast on Tuesday light drizzle in the metropolis in the next 24 hours, Geo News reported.

The Met Office forecast that the weather will remain hot, humid and partly cloudy in the port city, with a chance of drizzling at night or early morning.

In its daily briefing, the PMD said that the minimum temperature was recorded at 28.5 degrees Celsius in the early hours today (Tuesday) while the maximum temperature over the course of the day will likely be between 34 to 36 degrees Celsius, it added.

Meanwhile, humidity has been recorded at 75%, while winds are blowing from the southwest at 18 kmph.

First spell of pre-monsoon rainfall

On Monday, PMD’s Chief Meteorologist Dr Sardar Sarfaraz had said that Karachi is likely to receive the first spell of pre-monsoon rainfall on June 22 or 23.

He said that Karachi is expected to receive light to moderate showers in this period.

“Monsoon downpours are expected to formally start in Karachi in end-June or in the initial days of July [this year],” he said, adding the country is likely to receive 10% to 30% more rains this year as compared to the previous seasons.

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PMD: Isolated rain is expected, although humid weather is expected to persist.

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The majority of the country is predicted to have hot, muggy weather during the next 24 hours, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department’s (PMD) prediction.

Nonetheless, isolated locations in Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Potohar Region, Islamabad, Punjab, southeastern/upper Sindh, and northeastern Balochistan are likely to see rain, windstorms, or thundershowers.

The upper and central regions of the country are being affected by monsoon currents originating in the Arabian Sea, as per the synoptic scenario. A westerly wave is presently over the upper regions and is expected to impact the central and upper regions starting tonight.

In the past day, there have been rainstorms, thundershowers, and windstorms in Kashmir, northeastern Balochistan, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad, southeast/lower Sindh, and northeastern Balochistan. Some isolated areas have also seen considerable rainfall. In other regions of the country, the weather was hot and muggy.

With a high of 47 degrees Celsius over the past 24 hours, Sibbi has continued to be the warmest location in the nation.

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In four months, FBR found Rs 800 billion in fraudulent tax refunds.

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Over the last four months, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has discovered a Rs800 billion tax refund scam.

The Inland Revenue and Customs reforms were considered at a review meeting that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif convened. During this time, the board allegedly discovered the Rs800 billion tax refund fraud.

According to the conference, there are 83,579 outstanding tax cases totaling Rs3.2 trillion, of which about 63 cases, or Rs44 billion, have been settled as a consequence of various government measures.

In an effort to speed up the resolution of tax issues, the prime minister also ordered the creation of 100 tribunals.

The gathering also featured the identification of around five million new taxpayers, of whom fifteen thousand retailers have enrolled since April 1, 2024.

View more:More than 46,000 traders have signed up for the Tajir Dost Scheme: FBR.

The prime minister has instructed the tax authorities to promptly include the five billion tax evaders in the tax system and has placed a strong emphasis on working with merchants to improve system efficiency.

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LHC requests a federal government response to the increase in fuel costs.

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Regarding the increase in the cost of gasoline and diesel, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has asked the federal government for a statement.

Hearing the application from the Judicial Activism Panel was Justice Shahid Karim of LHC.

During the case hearing, arguments were made by petitioner Azhar Sidddique.

The petitioner’s attorney claimed that the general public was no longer able to obtain gasoline or power. Inflation has been made worse by the increase in gas costs, he continued.

According to the applicant, there was no justification provided by the government for raising the price of petroleum.

The rise in petroleum products was carried out at prices that were in line with the world market, according to the Assistant Advocate General.

The federal government’s approach for fixing gasoline prices was questioned by the court, which also ordered clarification of the process.

The federal government’s response to the court’s request to postpone the case hearing on the rise in petroleum prices was obtained.

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