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Water level in rivers improves, says IRSA

Indus River System Authority (IRSA) Saturday said that the countrywide irrigation water shortfall has narrowed down to 32 percent from 45 and in the next few days it would further reduce to 20 percent. Talking to a private news channel, IRSA spokesman Khalid Rana said that water supply to Sindh has been raised to 50 thousand cusecs from 38 thousand, while that of Punjab to 77 thousand cusecs from 67 thousand, Balochistan’s to 6 thousand cusecs from 5 thousand, while Khayber Pakhtunkhaw being supplied 3 thousand cusecs of irrigation water. The spokesman further said that water-levels in rivers have improved and the water shortfall in the next few days would be reduced to 20 percent only.
Westerly wave to persist for next 24 hours: Westerly wave still affecting upper parts of the country is likely to persist during the next 24 to 36 hours, causing rain, dust-thunderstorm in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Rain/dust-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places of Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur divisions during Saturday night, while hot and dry weather is also likely during the day time on Sunday.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, rain/dust-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places of Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu divisions during Saturday evening/night while hot and dry weather is also likely during the day time on Sunday.
In Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, mostly partly cloudy weather conditions are expected with chances of rain/thunderstorm at isolated places during the next 24 hours. However, mainly hot and dry weather is also expected in most parts of Sindh and Balochistan during the next 24 hours.



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