In reaction to the "Birparjoy" Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS), the Karachi Commissioner has issued a notification implementing Section 144 to guarantee the public's safety.
This indicates that Karachi has been subject to certain limitations. Until the storm passes, no one is permitted on the beaches, and it is forbidden to go swimming, sailing, fishing, or taking a bath in the waters under Karachi's control. These safeguards have been put in place to avoid mishaps like shipwrecks and drownings.
The appropriate authorities have received alerts from the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), asking them to be vigilant throughout the anticipated period.
The cyclone, which is centred in the eastern Arabian Sea, has kept its power and is heading northeast. According to the Met Office, it is now located at Latitude 15.5°N and Longitude 66.3°E, which is around 1,040 kilometres south of Karachi, 1,020 kilometres south of Thatta, and 1,110 kilometres southeast of Ormara.
The corresponding deputy commissioners and assistant commissioners will deal with any infractions of the decreed rules in collaboration with the city's senior superintendent of police. The section 188 PPC may be used to prosecute those found to have disobeyed the commands.
Maximum sustained surface winds for the storm, according to the PMD, are between 120 and 130 kilometres per hour, with gusts up to 150 kilometres per hour around its centre.
Positive climatic factors, such as sea surface temperatures between 30°C and 32°C, minimal vertical wind shear, and upper-level divergence, enhance the storm's intensification. These circumstances aid in the cyclone's ongoing intensification.