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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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From 17-19 April, heavy rainfall caused severe weather-related incidents in three districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in north-western Pakistan. The landslides and flooding that ensued led to casualties and damage in the affected areas. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (PDMA) has reported on the impact of the rainfall in the region.

Impact:
According to the PDMA, one person died in Swat, and two others sustained injuries in Upper Dir due to two separate severe weather-related incidents. Heavy rainfall also damaged or destroyed three houses in Swat and Upper Dir, while a landslide caused damage to two houses in Lower-Chitral.

Outlook:
As of 21-22 April, the weather outlook for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province indicates light rain with localized thunderstorms across most parts of the region. However, the potential for further landslides and flooding remains high, and residents are urged to remain vigilant and take precautions to avoid any further casualties or damage.

Conclusion:
The recent heavy rainfall and severe weather-related incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province have caused significant damage and resulted in casualties. The PDMA continues to monitor the situation closely and provide assistance and support to those affected by the crisis. As the region prepares for further rainfall, it is essential that residents and authorities remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to mitigate the impact of any potential incidents.

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