Thunderstorm prediction in Karachi to highest Covid-19 cases in Pakistan, here are all the things that you need to know

Thunderstorm prediction in Karachi to highest Covid-19 cases in Pakistan, here are all the things that you need to know

January 5, 2022 0

1. Ten police officers from Islamabad selected for hajj duty in 2022

What happened:

On January 3, ten police officers from Islamabad were selected for security duty during hajj. The IG Police, Muhammad Ahsan Younas, announced the names of the ten officials that were selected through a lucky draw. The lucky draw was held at police line headquarters.

Details:

The selected police officers will perform the duties of assistance and guidance for the Pakistani pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. The ten officers were selected out of the total of 2640 applicants. At the same time, the Inspector-General Police speaking on occasion said, “I wish well for them and hope that they would perform hajj duty in the best possible way.”

2. “20-30% chances of hail with thunderstorm in Karachi,” says a weather expert

What happened:

 On January 4, Jawad Memon, a weather expert, predicted that the provincial capital might receive hail along with the rain in the upcoming rain spell. Jawad Memon, the meteorologist, is also quoted by The News as, “20 to 30% chance of hail in connection with the recent rains and when the weather is cold, water vapour freezes and becomes hail.” 

Details:

It is pertinent to mention that Karachi’s last hail was in December 2017. Whereas, the Pakistan Meteorological Department has also predicted rain along with thunderstorms in Karachi starting from Tuesday that will last for a week. The Met Office’s statement read, “Strong westerly wave has entered and it has gripped most parts of the country.” At the same time, rains with lightning are expected in various cities of Sindh, including Larkana, Umarkot, Tharparkar and Thatta. 

Also:

From January 4 to January 7 Karachi is likely to receive moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms in different parts of the city. On the other hand, the Karachi police Additional IG Imran Yaqub, has directed the field officers to be present in the areas during the rains. The Special Security Unit Rain Emergency’s Unit has also been alerted amid the rain prediction in the city.

3. Highest Covid-19 positive cases since October 14, 2021, reported in Pakistan on Wednesday

What happened:

On January 4, Pakistan, for the first time since October 14, reported more than 900 Covid positive cases in the country. On October 14, Pakistan reported 898 Covid positive cases with nine deaths.

Details:

Most Covid positive cases were reported in Sindh as Punjab reported 310 cases and Gilgit-Baltistan reported no new coronavirus cases on January 4. At the same time, Punjab’s Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, also tested positive for Covid. Subsequently, she was isolated at home.

What you need to know:

The National Command and Operation Centre had also released a statement, “The 5th wave of COVID-19 is driven by the Omicron variant and is spreading at a great place in the country.”At the same time, the SAPM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan had also urged the citizens to follow SOPs in order to curb the virus. 

4. “Talk of a deal with Nawaz Sharif is baseless,” says DG ISPR

What happened:

On January 5, Major Gen Babar Iftikhar, the DG ISPR, during a media briefing, rejected the reports that claimed armed forces had any kind of deals with the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Major Gen Babar Iftikhar said, “Whoever speaks on the matter please ask from where they are getting such reports.” At the same time, the DG ISPR said, “There are no talks of a deal with Nawaz Sharif. They are baseless speculations.” 

Details:

 The News also quoted the DG ISPR as, “Who is negotiating with Nawaz Sharif? What are the motives behind the deal with Nawaz Sharif? What is the evidence?” Major Gen Babar Iftikhar also talked about the alleged rifts between the civil-military relationships and said, “There is no problem in civil-military relations. In the evening talk shows, it is said that the establishment did this and that. Keep establishment out of this.”

5. The Chief Justice Pakistan says, “No work done by KP’s Government in the health sector”

What happened:

The Chief Justice of Pakistan on January 4, criticized the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s performance and questioned, “Where are the billions of rupees of the KP government going?” During a case hearing about the rising breast cancer cases in the province, the CJP said, “Ineligible people were hired on recommendations from top to bottom in KP hospitals.” 

Details:

At the same time, he questioned the PTI-led KP government’s performance,  “No work has been done in the government for the health sector.” Subsequently, the CJP said that the hospitals in KP lack major medical equipment such as X-ray machines and oxygen tanks. 

Rana Abdullah Hammad
Rana Abdullah Hammad
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