MULTAN - The long dry spell ended on Saturday as the city received a light shower in the morning. The metrological department recorded three millimetre rain. The weather forecast for Sunday says that the city might receive some more rain. The weather turned a little chilly and the temperature dropped to six degrees from 13.5.

The doctors, agricultural experts and farmers welcomed the drizzle, saying it broke the jinx. “This rain is a blessing. The country was faced with a long dry spell.

It will leave very pleasant impacts on different crops especially wheat, gram, sunflower, corn and sugarcane,” said Ch. Safdar, District Officer Agriculture.

He hoped that the rain would not only cut expenditures being made on diesel for tube-wells but also increase the income of farmers by watering and boosting their crops.

Similarly, the doctors were of the opinion that the rain would help patients especially kids overcome diseases like cough and flu. “You can see almost all kids present here in the clinic are coughing. But this rain will give them relief to an amazing extent,” said Dr. Khubaib, a child specialist while talking to this scribe.