UN offers assistance to Pakistan in wake of deadly heatwave
According to an article published on Radio Pakistan, ” a UN spokesperson said that the world body would respond in a positive way if Pakistan requests help to deal with the situation
The spokesperson also stated that the country has not yet requested assistance.
Temperatures in the metropolis have dropped but the death toll from sunstroke and dehydration continued to mount on Friday.
The heat wave in Karachi, combined with prolonged power outages, has claimed around 1100 lives in Sindh out of which 1053 fatalities were reported from Karachi alone.
Dr Qamar-uz-Zaman Chaudhry, UN World Meteorological Organisation’s special envoy and former Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) director-general, has said that Pakistan and India will continue to face such weather conditions due to climate change in the region.