KARACHI – The winter keeps lurking around, as the spells of moderate rain has turned down the temperature again in the metropolis where the citizens were making up their minds for the summers.

In some parts of the city heavy rainfall with thunderstorm was seen that has made the weather pleasant, while The Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) has forecast cloudy weather during the next 24 hours.

The roads of some parts of the City where heavy rain fall seen was presenting the view of lake while power breakdown was also reported in various segments of the City, including Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, FB Area, Shah Faisal Colony, Airport Area, Soldier Bazar, Saddar, New Karachi, North Nazimabad etc.

According to reports, Sohrab Goth, II Chundrigar, New Karachi, Federal B Area, North Karachi, North Nazimabad, Super Highway, Saddar, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Steel Town, and other parts received heavy shower with thunderstorm.

On the first hand, the rainfall created mess and problems for commuters due to the massive traffic jams, which were witnessed on main roads in the city; many bikers got injuries during accidents on slippery roads. However, rain with thunderstorm especially created great stress among the parents whom children were in the schools or about to leave home for their schools. The rain also caused significant delay for some school children using van services of schools due to traffic jam.

On the other hand, scores of people came out on the roads and get pleasure from the weather. Some citizens, especially youth, enjoying in the rain was of the view that “If every day was a sunny day, who would not wish for rain?

The citizens were of the view that this was strange for them as the rain was falling even in sunlight too. They termed the winter rain a good sign as the citizens will have once again cold days. Meanwhile, The Met Office has forecast a partly cloudy weather with cool night and misty morning in the metropolis for next 24 hours.

The minimum temperature will remain in the range of 12 to 14 degrees celsius.

Meanwhile, Aga Khan University Department of Emergency Medicine here on Friday invited abstracts for its Annual Emergency Medicine Conference planned to be held on March 16.

The conference with the theme “Emergency Care for Children,” will be focussed on Resuscitation of critically ill child; Poisoning in children; Injury Prevention & Public health; Quality with Child Friendly Emergency care: Quality with safety; Trauma in children and Community based Emergency Care. 

Organisers in their call for Abstracts said there will be no limit on number of submissions by authors, however, all submitted abstracts should be unpublished original work.

Interested researchers have been advised to mention all the authors and specify the presenting authors with affiliations.

The word limit for these abstracts must be 300 words and authors are required to submit abstract based on the theme and sub-themes mentioned above. These could be emailed at: emergency.medicine@aku.edu.

It was informed that the abstracts selected will be published in a special supplement of Journal of Pakistan Medical Association.