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The 10 most breathtaking beaches in Balochistan!

Balochistan is usually perceived as mountainous terrain with no scenic landscape. But this myth shatters soon when you step into this territory of Pakistan. The province's geographical attributes boast phenomenal beaches that are a must sighting for any visitor. Home to around two dozen beaches, the shores still hold their natural beauty but tourism department is yet to step in and play its part. Following are some of the most beautiful beaches in the province that one must explore. Astola Island Astola Island,…

How to protect yourself from a heatstroke

More than 640 people succumbed to the sweltering heat brought about by the unrelenting hot weather in Karachi and most parts of Sindh in 2015. Since then the term 'heat-wave' has become no less than nightmare for the citizens. Once again, sweltering weather is likely to engulf the country, especially Karachi, with Met Department forecasting the heatwave intensity likely to be higher than it was previously. Here are a couple of reliable tips on how you can prevent a heat stroke. A heat stroke is a condition marked by…

Power load-shedding shoots up as summer begins

KARACHI: The power supply situation has worsened across the country with the beginning of summer. The duration of power load shedding has increased despite the enhanced power generation capacity of the country. The cash-strapped government has stopped paying the bills to private power producers their bills amounting to more than Rs250 billion. The power producers have reduced the power generation. According to the government figures the overall power generation has been 11,000 megawatts in comparison to the demand…

Summer may be the most fattening time of year for kids

CALIFORNIA: Children are more likely to become overweight or obese during summer vacation than during the school year, a U.S. study suggests. The national study of more than 18,000 school children found that from the autumn start of kindergarten to the spring semester of second grade, the prevalence of obesity increased from 8.9 to 11.5 percent. During that same period, the proportion of overweight kids climbed from 23.3 to 28.7 percent. None of these gains in numbers of obese or overweight kids happened during the…