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SBTE postpones scheduled papers due to heavy rain forecast in Karachi

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KARACHI: Owing to forecast of heavy rains due to cyclone ‘Gulab’, the Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) has postponed the scheduled examinations. 

The papers of Associate Engineering Diploma were scheduled from tomorrow (September 30 to October 2), but now they have been postponed amid weather warning. 

Now the examinations will be held on October 9, 11 and 12. 

According to PMD, the low-pressure area described as “remnant of the cyclonic storm Gulab”, currently lying over central India, is likely to track in northwest direction (towards India’s Gujarat).

“The system is likely to re-emerge over the Northeast Arabian Sea by September 29 (Wednesday night)/September 30 (Thursday morning) and regain intensity due to favourable environmental conditions,” said the advisory.

The Met Office said that under its influence, there will be widespread rain-wind-thunderstorms with scattered heavy/very heavy falls, and extremely heavy at times, likely in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Tharparker, Umerkot, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad, Noshero Feroz, Tando Mohammad Khan, Tando Allah Yar, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Shikarpur and Ghotki districts of Sindh from September 28 to October 2.

It said widespread rain-wind-thunderstorms with scattered heavy/very heavy falls, and extremely heavy at times, are also likely in Bela, Awaran, Kech, Makran and Panjgur districts of Balochistan between Thursday, September 30 and Sunday, October 3.

In this period, sea conditions would remain rough/very rough with occasional high surge in tides. Fishermen are advised not to venture in the sea from Thursday, September 30 to Saturday, October 3.