Siz­zling heat forces cit­i­zens to throng dams, canals

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - STAFF RE­PORTER

ISLAMABAD—Scorch­ing heat forced the cit­i­zens to flock the rivers and canal sites to pass time and beat the heat. The re­cent spell of dry weather has raised the mer­cury across the coun­try, and peo­ple es­pe­cially chil­dren and young­sters rushed to­wards wa­ter spots with their fam­i­lies or friends to get a sigh of relief.

The res­i­dents of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad vis­ited Shah­dara, Rawal lack and Khan­pur Dam where fam­i­lies en­joyed boat­ing, man­goes par­ties, meals, ice cream and got in­volved in lot of other fun, a re­port aired by a pri­vate news chan­nel said on Sun­day.

Young boys seemed busy in jump­ing into the wa­ter from high spots whereas chil­dren, along with their par­ents, en­joyed wa­ter spots. “We locked our house and came to the wa­ter spots to beat the heat,” said a woman, fully en­joy­ing a wa­ter­sport with her fam­ily.

In other cities usu­ally, hun­dreds of peo­ple throng the river ev­ery day, but the num­ber is much higher on Sun­days.

Asim Khan a vis­i­tor said he re­ally en­joyed tak­ing a dip in the cool wa­ter of the River.

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