A Pakistani who works for a major IT company in Singapore has family members residing in North Nazimabad area of Karachi. Owing to the hapless power outages across the city occurring since a couple of days, his house did not receive electricity since 24 hours. Hence, he decided to try his luck by mailing a complaint to the Prime Minister’s office. However, even that did not work as the mail did not get delivered. Apparently, you can’t even reach the Prime Minister of Pakistan electronically, for complaints!
The power outages were witnessed in the areas of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, North Karachi, Malir, Korangi, Baldia Town, Liaquatabad, Steel Town and many other localities.
Loadshedding continued to torment the masses during the holy month of Ramazan as they had to take their pre-dawn meal in the dark.
On the other hand, K-Electric has said that a fault took place in the system due to the heatwave in the city and the issue will be resolved within 14 to 16 hours.
While our teams are working non-stop to normalise areas, attacks on our offices are only delaying restoration. pic.twitter.com/WfVBMSGS01
— KE (@KElectricPk) June 20, 2015
The prime minister had ordered the power utilities to avoid power load shedding during Sehri, Iftari and Taraweeh prayers but the power bosses continue to carry out load-shedding across the country even the odd times of midnight.
According to Pakistan Meteorological Department , Sibbi recorded the highest temperature with 49°C followed by Sukkur 48°C, Bhakkar, Kot addu, Lasbella 47°C, R.Y Khan, Bahawalpur 46°C.
Mercury in Karachi came down to 39°C after it rose to 44 degrees, breaking the record of the hottest day in the past 10 years.
It has been stated that Rain-thundershower associated with gusty winds is expected at scattered places of Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Hazara divisions and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Malakand, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Mardan, Sargodha, Faisalabad,Sahiwal, Lahore, Zhob, Mirpurkhas divisions, Islamabad, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan. Hot and humid weather is likely in other parts of the country.