Karachi’s heat­wave

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - NAZ GUL FAIZ

The tragedy of heat wave last year de­voured ap­prox­i­mately 1,300 peo­ple due to the in­ef­fi­ciency and slug­gish­ness of the Pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment, which failed to pro­vide sat­is­fac­tory ar­range­ment. The big­gest rea­sons be­hind those deaths in the last year were un­aware­ness, power break­down and in­ad­e­quate health fa­cil­i­ties. This time around the heat­stroke has started its dom­i­na­tion in the city, which has hith­erto sent three peo­ple to the val­ley of death.

The ex­treme weather is another ma­jor rea­son be­hind it. Ac­cord­ing to the weather fore­cast, the tem­per­a­ture may reach to alarm­ing level above 40 Cel­sius. The gov­ern­ment has to take solid steps to en­sure safety - run­ning an aware­ness cam­paign among pub­lic. The gov­ern­ment needs to be very spe­cific and taget­ted in this re­gard. — Karachi

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