Coun­try faces con­tin­ued ex­treme cold

Kalat - 21C, Quetta - 13

Pakistan Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

QUETTA— Har­boi hill sta­tion of Kalat dis­trict ex­pe­ri­enced mi­nus 21 Centi­grade tem­per­a­ture at night be­tween Dec 29 to 30 .

Ac­cord­ing to Met Of­fice sources, Har­boi hill sta­tion of Kalat dis­trict, hav­ing sec­ond

largest forests of Ju­niper trees af­ter Ziarat ex­pe­ri­enced the low­est min­i­mum tem­per­a­ture of mi­nus 21 Centi­grade at night be­tween Sun­day and Mon­day.

Re­ports reach­ing here said that one per­son of ev­ery fam­ily was liv­ing in home in Har­boi for the se­cu­rity of the house from the thieves while re­main­ing peo­ple have started to mi­grate to low ly­ing ar­eas of Kalat.

Peo­ple liv­ing in Har­boi were forced to cut ju­niper trees to use them for fire to save them from freez­ing cold­ness.

Mi­nus 16.5 Centi­grade tem­per­a­ture was recorded in Khanozai area of Pishin dis­trict, mi­nus 17 Centi­grade in Ziarat and mi­nus 13 Centi­grade in Kalat and Quetta dis­tricts.

The very cold weather and bit­ing cold­ness forced peo­ple to re­main in­doors while the com­plaints were re­ceived from many ar­eas about not re­ceiv­ing nat­u­ral gas or very low gas pres­sure.

The Met Of­fice of­fi­cials said that the parts of north­ern Balochis­tan 0in­clud­ing Zhob, Qila Sai­ful­lah, Pishin, Qila Ab­dul­lah and oth­ers would con­tinue brav­ing very cold weather dur­ing the on­go­ing week.

Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Depart­ment said that this ex­treme cold wave would con­tinue for a cou­ple of days, while light rain and snow­fall on the moun­tains was ex­pected in the up­per ar­eas.

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