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Balochistan’s home minister warns Cyclone Kyarr

QUETTA: Balochistan Home Minister Zia Langove urged the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) to remain alert in the face of the emergency situation in the Arab Sea,

Provincial Minister of Home Affairs urged readiness to face any contingency in Balochistan’s coastal areas.

According to sources, hundreds of fishing settlements in Makran’s coastal belt have come under the sea, while a street in Pasni has flooded and the water has reached mud huts in Ormara. The cyclone kyarr was 670 kilometers away from Karachi, moving northwest to the coast of Oman, said Sardar Sarfaraz, Director of the Pakistan Meteorological Department.

The home minister emphasized the use of all available resources to deal with an emergency.

The minister also directed the district officers and other employees to remain at their posting site.

The home minister also instructed officials to ensure adequate stocks of food items and other essential items are available.

While remaining well southwest of Pakistan in June 2007, Cyclone Gonu still produced heavy rainfall and strong winds in Gwadar, Balochistan, where it caused

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