Torrential rains hit several districts

Torrential rains hit many parts of Balochistan, including provincial capital Quetta, on Friday turning the weather chilly.

Predicted by Regional Meteorological Department, the rains hit many parts of the province including Panjgur, Naushki, Dalbandin, Pishin, Chaman, Muslim Bagh, Khuzdar, Mastung, Kalat, Ziarat and Gwadar.

Rains and chilly winds forced many people to stay inside their homes.

Earlier, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal vowed cleanliness in Quetta during rains. However, rainwater along with sewerage water flooded in streets and roads of the provincial capital creating difficulties for passersby and vehicles to move.

Complaining about cleanliness, a resident said, “Since last rainy season the provincial government announced to take notice of Quetta’s cleanliness. However, we don’t see any implementation today.”

Many electric feeders across the province remained tripped causing breakdown of electricity in many parts of Quetta for 14 hours.

The Meteorological Department predicted that the torrential rains would be continued in the province for next 24 hours including Quetta.

In cold weather, low gas pressure causing increased trouble and woes for the masses.

Residents of various towns including Joint Road, Sariab Road, Qumbrani Road and Pashtoonabad complained of low gas pressure.