ISLAMABAD  - According to the Met office, heavy rains with thunderstorm are expected during the next 24 hours at several areas of Upper Punjab, Kashmir and some places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan.

During the last 24 hours, rainstorms poured down in some areas of Punjab, Peshawar, Hazara Division, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

In Mianwali, 65 millimeter of rainfall was recorded while in Gujranwala 41 millimeter, Sahiwal 39 millimetre, Faisalabad 25 millimeter, Peshawar 12 millimeter, in Lahore and Bahawal Nagar 9 millimeter, Rawalpindi 8 millimeter and in Islamabad, Garhi Dopatta and Okara 2 millimeter of rainfall poured.

Meanwhile, 25 people were killed in Balochistan. Pakistani-administered Kashmir (AJK) region recorded 31 deaths, while 3 people were reported killed in Islamabad region.

This year’s monsoon season, that came a bit late in Pakistan, has caused less damage to key crops than they could if they had arrived earlier.

Cotton has fallen victim to rainfall, sugarcane has rather benefited from it  and paddy has undergone a mixed experience.