Lahore gets first artificial rain


LAHORE: In a historic stride, Lahore on Saturday witnessed its maiden experiment with artificial rain, revealed caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab, Mohsin Naqvi.

The careful orchestration of this unprecedented endeavor with the help of UAE resulted in a light but significant rainfall across ten areas of Lahore, marking a triumph in the realm of meteorological innovation, he announced while talking to the media.

Caretaker CM Punjab Mohsin Naqvi, while lauding the success of the first-ever Lahore artificial rain experiment, reiterated the meticulous planning that went into the initiative.

He expressed gratitude to the Environment Department and the entire UAE team for their exhaustive scrutiny of the process, culminating in the eagerly awaited results.

Detailing the procedure, Naqvi disclosed that 48 flares were deployed for cloud seeding, specifically targeting the Shahdara area.

Remarkably, he emphasized that not a single rupee from Punjab’s coffers was spent on this groundbreaking achievement, crediting the UAE Government for their support in making the artificial rain project a reality.

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The geographical focus of the rain, strategically concentrated within a radius of ten to fifteen kilometers in Lahore, reflects the precision and effectiveness of the experiment. Naqvi proudly announced that the results elevated Lahore from last night’s rank to the top spot in terms of rainfall.

Remaining vigilant and proactive, the caretaker Chief Minister highlighted that the monitoring and alertness began as early as nine o’clock in the morning, emphasizing an ongoing commitment to the success of the artificial rain initiative.

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