In the wake of Phet, the North Indian Tropical Storm that transformed into a Category 4 Cyclone when it pounded the shores of Oman, Pakistani media went crazy, as usual.
Quoting DG Meteorological Department Qamaruz Zaman Chaudhry, who is either misquoted or clearly not updated on his subject, media has sensationalized the possibility of Karachi being hit by Phet. Even today, it is projected on both the TV and Newspaper websites that Phet is coming for Karachi, which is incorrect as per forecasts based on satellite imagery.
From the forecast it is very much evident that Karachi is nowhere in the path of Phet and the cyclone would scale down to a Tropical Depression while passing Shahbandar / Thatta on its way to India.
In this day and age, when access to information is no issue, it is really ironic how public is taking for a ride by media people.
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