Ministry of religious affairs appeals for ‘Namaz-e-Istisqa’ for rain


ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs has issued an appeal for Namaz-e-Istisqa, a rain-seeking prayer, across the country. In a statement, the ministry has instructed both federal and provincial governments to organize and facilitate these prayers.

The ministry has urged imams of mosques and the public to actively participate in offering the prayer for rain.

The absence of rainfall continues to be a concern in the plains of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and upper Sindh, with no signs of relief even as we approach the end of January.

he persistence of dense fog and smog in these areas adds to the challenges. The prolonged dry spell has led to an increase in weather-related ailments across the country.

PMD advises citizens to be extra cautious as dense fog likely to prevail in different parts of country tonight

The much-needed rainfall, viewed as a blessing, will not only alleviate the dry and cold conditions but also to combat smog. Beyond these immediate benefits, the precipitation is crucial for sustaining vital crops such as wheat, which are currently in a critical stage of production. This rainfall holds the potential to address both environmental challenges and agricultural needs, ensuring a more comprehensive and sustainable impact on the overall well-being of the region.

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