KARACHI: Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has assigned various districts of the city to his provincial ministers. He gave them responsibility for their area as cyclone Gulab threatens to trigger torrential rains in the city. The CM’s spokesperson said Minister of Excise and Taxation Mukesh Kumar Chawla has been tasked to monitor the situation. He will monitor Karachi’s District South. While Minister of Labour, Information and Human Resources Saeed Ghani will also do the same for Karachi’s District East. Special Assistant to the CM on Inter-Provincial Coordination Taimur Talpur has been assigned to monitor the rain situation in Korangi. Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza will also do the same for Karachi’s District Central. Whereas, Minister for Zakat and Ushr Sajid Jokhio for District Malir. Special Assistant to the CM on Political Affairs Waqar Mehdi is responsible to monitor rain situation in district west. Whereas, Special Assistant to the CM on Katchi Abadi/Human Settlements Liaquat Askani will monitor the rain situation in Kaemari. Cyclone Gulab to regain intensity The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had also issued a weather advisory on Tuesday. It also stated that a low-pressure area, also known as a “remnant of the cyclonic storm Gulab”, will re-emerge. It will be over the Northeast Arabian Sea on Wednesday and cause widespread heavy rains along the Sindh-Makran Coast. The low-pressure area, currently lying over central India, is likely to track in the northwest direction (towards Indian Gujarat). The PMD had warned of widespread rain-wind-thunderstorms with scattered heavy falls. They will be in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Thaparker, Umerkot and Sanghar. The PMD had also said that Shaheed Benazirabad, Nosheroferoz, Tando Mohammad Khan, Tando Allah Yar, Dadu will receive rains. Also, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Shikarpur and Ghotki will also receive thunderstorms from September 28 to October 2. Widespread rain-wind-thunderstorms are also likely in Bela, Awaran, Kech, Makran and Panjgur districts of Balochistan. They will fall between Thursday, September 30 and Sunday, October 3. In this period, sea conditions would remain rough/very rough with occasional high surges in tides.