Country faces continued extreme cold
Kalat - 21C, Quetta - 13
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.