Karachi: Blessed With Rain Again
“Rain rain go away,
come again some other day”
Who the fool would there be to sing the poem, at such a blessed moment, when Karachi is being resurrected after three years. Life has returned to “city of lights”. Parched earth welcomed rain with open hands.
For the past three years people as well as the dehydrated earth have been craving for a heavy shower. Yet the situation has been somewhat the same as once mentioned by S.T. Coleridge in his poetic piece “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”:
“Water, water, everywhere
Nor any drop to drink”
It was being predicted last week by Dr. Ghulam Rasul, Director of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) that monsoon rains are going to flood the city coming week. Heavy showers were predicted to drench the city a week earlier than proper onset of monsoon season.
Karachiites were still in a state of doubt about a single drop of rain.
On Tuesday, 28th June 2016, Clouds shaded the whole city in the afternoon and rain happened. It has been a moment of great joy and bliss for people of the city who were burning under the blazing sun every passing day.
It had also been predicted that monsoon rains are going to last for about 4-5 days. Unfortunately, the bad news is that the downpour is going to flood Karachi as predicted by weather forecast authorities. Unluckily, the gutters are clogged and left unclosed. It is creating a great amount of inconvenience for the citizens who need to travel to their workstations or else are hustling up towards bazaars to do the last bits of preparations for Eid.
Power breakdown also hit Karachi soon after a light downpour. The breakdown perturbed the citizens greatly. Even information about tripping of Power Company’s 132 KVK line came which could have terminated water supply in the city.
So far Karachiite’s faces are glowing with happiness and gratitude. People are all out to enjoy the fascinations of monsoon rains after facing lot many heat strokes.