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Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country, with a population exceeding 225.2 million, and has the world's second-largest Muslim population. Pakistan is the 33rd-largest country by area, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. Wikipedia

Prime minister: Imran Khan Trending

Capital: Islamabad

Currency: Pakistani rupee

President: Arif Alvi

Population: 220.9 million (2020) World Bank

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Monsoon Rains Hit Southern Pakistan

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Heavy rainfall has been affecting southern and north-western Pakistan over the past few days, causing floods, and flash floods that resulted in casualties and damage.

According to media reports, in Balochistan Province (southern Pakistan) at least 25 people have died, 35 others have been injured, while a number of houses and road sections have been flooded. One of the most affected Districts was Quetta where national authorities are providing emergency assistance.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (north-western Pakistan), three people have died, four others have been injured and eight houses have been damaged, after heavy rain and floods across four Districts. Furthermore, one Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) event has been reported across the Province where at least one person died.

For the next 24 hours, more rain with strong winds and thundershowers is expected in Balochistan, Sindh, Kashmir, Islamabad, Upper and Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit-Baltistan. Extreme levels of flood danger were reported in several parts of the country.

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      Affected Persons
  25
        Deaths

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