Perilous Times

Extreme winter weather wreaks havoc across Pakistan, death toll jumps to 75

Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a woman experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period

… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).

… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)

… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)

… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor.

Extreme winter weather wreaks havoc across Pakistan, death toll jumps to 75

Posted by Julie Celestial on January 14, 2020

Severe winter weather affecting Pakistan over the past couple of days has claimed at least 75 lives and injured around 64 people, as of Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reports. The death toll is expected to increase as the powerful weather system continues to dump heavy rain and snow on parts of the country.

Downpours in Balochistan have killed 15 (5+5+5) lives and injured 15 (5+5+5), NDMA added. Furthermore, at least 55 (5, 5) fatalities and 12 (6+6) others injured have been reported in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. In Neelam valley solely, 18 (6+6+6) have died while 10 (5+5) people are still missing.

NDMA assured that search operations are ongoing to rescue the remaining victims after four people have been successfully rescued.

According to Liaquat Shahwani, spokesperson for Balochistan Government, Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan is personally managing the relief work in the province. In addition, 20 more people have died in the area due to snow-related incidents.

“We are doing everything we can within the resources available to us,” Shahwani added, saying that work is underway to restore access to remote areas in the province.

Key roads in Balochistan have been closed in the meantime, including Bolan, Khanozai, and Quetta-Chaman roads. The worst-affected road was at Lowari Approach Road in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which received a massive snowfall of 58.4 cm (23 inches). Lowai Top Road in Chitral was also blocked due to incessant heavy snowfall.

Relief, Disaster, and Civil Defense Secretary Syed Shahid Mohyiddin Qari added that several routes had been blocked as well in high altitude areas.

Neelum Valley Road, Leepa Valley Road, Chikar-Bagh Road, Bagh-Lasdana Road, Mehmood Galli-Abbaspur Road and Tain Dhalkot Road were all closed for traffic.

The strong weather system hit Balochistan early Saturday morning, January 11, leading to avalanches, landslides, and other rain-related incidents that killed at least 21 by Monday, January 13.

11 of the fatalities were from Kashmir, seven from Punjab, and three from Balochistan.

NDMA’s weekly outlook showed that mainly cold and dry weather conditions are expected in most parts of the country on Wednesday, January 15, with very cold conditions in the upper parts and north Balochistan. Furthermore, clouds with light rain and snowfall over hills are forecast in Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir. Citizens, as well as tourists, were advised to avoid unnecessary travel in areas vulnerable to risky snow and landslide as the harsh weather condition continues to batter the country.

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