Monsoon rains inundate Pakistan, cause 17 deaths

A woman holds her baby as she crosses a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains in Karachi on August 1, 2019. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 11 August 2019

Monsoon rains inundate Pakistan, cause 17 deaths

  • Seven people died from electrocution
  • Pakistan struggles to cope with the yearly monsoon

KARACHI: Monsoon rains have inundated much of Pakistan, leaving large parts of the southern city of Karachi underwater and causing at least 17 deaths.
Rescue official Anwar Kazmi said Sunday that seven people died from electrocution and three people died after a roof collapsed in Karachi.
The downpour and flooding began overnight and continued Sunday, with authorities reporting more than 180 millimeters (7 inches) of rain in the port city.
Police officer Idrees Khosa said five people died in a flash flood and another two were electrocuted in Punjab province, which also saw heavy rains.
Pakistan struggles to cope with the yearly monsoon, which runs from July to September and causes flooding across South Asia.


Makkah governor, Pakistan’s consul general discuss Hajj arrangements

Updated 05 February 2020

Makkah governor, Pakistan’s consul general discuss Hajj arrangements

  • Majid presented a painting of Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque, named after King Faisal, to the Makkah governor
  • Prince Khaled welcomed the consul general and recalled fond memories of his visit to Pakistan many years ago

MAKKAH: Khalid Majid, consul general of Pakistan in Jeddah, recently paid a courtesy call to Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.
Majid expressed his gratitude for the facilities extended to the Pakistani mission as well as to the Pakistani community in the Kingdom.
Prince Khaled welcomed the consul general and recalled fond memories of his visit to Pakistan many years ago, and acknowledged the cordial relations between the two countries.
Issues related to the Pakistani community and upcoming Hajj arrangements were also discussed. The consul general extended an invitation to Prince Khaled to visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience, which was accepted.
Majid presented a painting of Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque, named after King Faisal, to the Makkah governor.