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Sherry Rehman warns of GLOF in northern areas due to high heat

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Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman warned Thursday of more glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF) in the northern areas due to high heat, saying water discharge from Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Badswat valley is very high, Geo News reported.

Rehman’s warning came after a glacial outburst in Chitral, where two suspension bridges near Arkari village in the Garam Chashma area were washed away.

According to The News, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) confirmed the development, adding that teams had been sent to the area to help local people, who used bridges to cross a storm surge flowing below.

“No loss of life or property damage was reported. However, the floods have damaged wheat and other fruit crops in the area,” said PDMA.

Senator Rehman, in a tweet, said that so far a wooden bridge connecting Bilhanz to Matramdan has been washed away.

“Therefore, the GB administration has been advised, DDMA & community alerted that the population at Damas Khari is also vulnerable,” she tweeted.

What is GLOF?

GLOFs are sudden events that can release millions of cubic meters of water and debris, causing loss of life, property and livelihoods among remote and impoverished mountain communities.

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The government is about to unleash another gasoline bomb on citizens beaten by inflation

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governmentThe price of petroleum products is anticipated to rise by the Federal Government starting on July 16. The price of gasoline is anticipated to rise by Rs7.67 per litre, the price of high-speed diesel by Rs3.72 per litre, and the price of kerosene by Rs2.73 per litre.

The people have informed me that a proposal to increase the petroleum levy has been created and is pending final clearance from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

After speaking with the premier, it is expected that the Ministry of Finance will declare the revised petroleum product prices tonight.

Petroleum product prices have recently surged due to rising global oil prices and Pakitsan’s adjustment of the petroleum levy in response to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) adamant demands, which forced the country to raise the petroleum development levy in the Finance Bill to Rs70 per litre.

Noteworthy is the fact that on July 1, the authorities also dropped a gasoline bomb.

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Torrential Rains: Punjab Is Expected To See Significant Rainfall Today And Tomorrow

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Severe rainstorms are predicted to strike the province in the next days, especially today and tomorrow, according to a warning from the Punjab Provincial Disaster Management Authority.

Given the weather prediction, the PDMA has asked those in charge of organizing mourning processions to take precautions.

Strong downpours are expected to batter the Province tonight and into Muharram 8 and 9, according to a PDMA spokeswoman.

Procession organizers should remain vigilant and make sure that all necessary safety precautions are taken, the spokeswoman recommended.

Rescue agencies have also been instructed by the PDMA to exercise caution, especially during the days of heavy precipitation that are predicted.

Avoid holding Majalis on shaky rooftops, keep a safe distance from electricity poles and wires, and stay away from rivers.

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Pakistan has so far repatriated 653,154 illegal Afghans.

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Reuniting illegal Afghans with their families is still ongoing, and as of right now, 653,154 Afghans have departed Pakistan altogether.

A total of 15,727 Afghans, comprising 7126 men, 4926 women, and 3675 children, departed their homeland between July 3 and July 15.

Five hundred and eighty-one cars carrying 487 families have returned to Afghanistan.

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