PESHAWAR - A flood warning on Saturday was issued in a wake of possible monsoon heavy downpours to warn the natives.

Government has geared up to counter the possible flood in Peshawar, as 59 union councils of the metropolis have been declared as sensitive.

The administration has also cancelled Eid holidays of staff and ordered them to clean the canals and to remove encroachments near them.

Widespread rain with thundershower is expected in most parts of the country.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) office stated that strong monsoon currents are penetrating into the central parts of country.

On the other hand, the residents living near Budni Nullah have been directed to leave the area as early as possible.