Met office forecasts showers in sweltering Karachi

KARACHI: After spending nearly four days in the scorching heatwave, some residents of Karachi breathed a sigh of relief when their neighbourhoods received light showers on Monday afternoon. Dark clouds descended on the entire...

CM Sindh issues different orders for discreet consumption of electricity

KARACHI: Waking up to the unprecedented and aggravating crisis spawned by intense heat wave that claimed at least 400 precious lives within two days in Karachi, Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah issued different...

Karachi heatwave death toll reaches 475 in 3 days

KARACHI: With the blazing sun coming down hard on Karachi, the temperature continued to soar leading to more deaths mainly due to heatstroke as 475 people suffering from heat-related problems lost their lives at...

Zardari asks PM to take notice of loadshedding in Karachi

KARACHI: Former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should take notice of severe loadshedding in Karachi. In a letter written to the prime...

Death toll in Karachi heatwave rises to 211

KARACHI: Karachi is still in the grip of devastating heatwave as the death toll has risen to 273 over the past forty-eight hours. According to Joint Executive Director of Jinnah Post Medical Center Seemi...

Sindh govt makes arrangements for heat stroke patients

KARACHI: Government of Sindh taking stock of steady increase in the number of heat stroke patients and also those reporting with gastro-related patients has declared emergency in all its facilities in Karachi. Sindh Secretary...

Sindh govt responsible for load shedding in Karachi: Abid Sher Ali

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali on Monday blamed PPP-led Sindh government for increased power outages in Karachi. “Sindh government is responsible for load shedding in Karachi,” the minister told...

Rangers set up Heat Stroke Relief Centres in Karachi

KARACHI: Rainfall in Karachi may provide some respite to the citizens from the sever heatwave which has claimed over 400 lives, but taking no chances the Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) have set up Heat Stroke...

Relief from heatwave as Karachi receives rain

Relief from heatwave as Karachi receive rain KARACHI: Residents of the city have been struggling with the worst heat wave in decades and now they can breathe a sigh of relief. Parts of...

KE, federal govt responsbile for Karachi heat deaths: MQM

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has criticized federal government and K-Electric (KE) for loadshedding in Karachi during devastating wave of unusual heat that has left over 300 people in two days. “The Prime...

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