Islamabad- The twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad are expected to be hit by a dust storm and rain during the next 24 hours, the MET office said today.

The upper areas of the country including those in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will receive intermittent rain from Wednesday to Saturday.

Dust storms and rain are also expected in Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas and other areas of Sindh during the next two days breaking the stronghold of a severe heat wave.  Rain is also expected in Karachi on Wednesday or Thursday.