Phet may head for Pakistan today: Met expert

Chief Meteorologist Sindh Muhammed Riaz said cyclone Phet is roaring its way northwest and is feared to crash into Oman coasts today and subsequently smash the Pakistan’s coastline.

Talking to a local TV channel, Riaz said Phet may change its direction by today’s evening and it would head for Pakistani coasts, adding it was thus far near Omani coasts and could downgrade in its pace towards Pakistan.

Riaz said Phet landing in Pakistan might be accompanied with gale-force winds.

The people in coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan are being evacuated to the relief camps in view of imminent Phet.

Meantime, Deputy Commissioner in Gwadar port city of Balochistan imposed Section-144 in the coastal areas for three days in view of imminent danger of lashing storm and banned fishing and swimming.

All the concerned departments including Pakistan Navy and hospitals have been put on high alert.

The residents of Pota Goth situated in coastal area of Gadani are also being evacuated to safer places.

Deputy Commissioner Lasbela also imposed Section-1444 in coastal areas of Gadani, Dam, Sonmiani and Spait and the relief centers have been established at government schools in these areas.

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