PMSA rescues 248 stranded fishermen in open sea

F.P. Report

KARACHI: The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) has rescued 248 stranded fishermen and eight boats from open sea amid rough weather.

According to the PMSA spokesperson, the rescue operation of the agency is underway to bring back the stranded fishermen to the shores as the weather has turned rough after gusty winds and country-wide rain.

So far as many as 248 fishermen, who went into open sea for the hunt have been rescued along with their eight boats, the PMSA spokesperson said and added that operation was still underway.

It was also said that due to heavy winds 13 boats of the fishermen have capsized.

More widespread dust-thunderstorm and rain accompanied by gusty winds is expected in Punjab, Islamabad, Kashmir, at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, Sibi, Kalat, Sukkur, Larkana divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Beside causing the human and property damages, the recent rain has also badly affected wheat and other crops across the country and created jeopardy for the farmers.

In Peshawar, the Rescue-1122 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued an alert about heavy rain and storm in the province during the next 48 hours.

The people were advised to contact the helpline of Rescue 1122 in case of any unforeseen situation amid heavy rains.