No end to loadshedding, as heatwave continues

Express May 26, 2010

KARACHI: A crippling heat wave dominated the country as temperatures rose up to 50 degrees celsius on Wednesday.

The cities of Multan and Haroonabad experienced temperatures of 50 degrees celsius.

Temperatures in Sukkur and Jacobabad were recorded at 49 degrees celsius, 48 degrees in Bahawalpur and Nowshera Feroz and 47 in Dera Ghazi Khan and Sialkot.

Rawalpindi was slightly cooler with temperatures staying at 41 degrees celsius.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department said that temperatures in Lahore were expected to rise to 45 degrees.

They stated that the weather was expected to remain constant across the country in the coming days.

US assistance to overcome power crisis

The United States has provided Rs 25 million for the upgrading of the national grid, stated DG PEPCO on Wednesday.

He stated that the upgrade would help produce an additional 350 megawatts of electricity.

He said that the US is assisting Pakistan with the upgrading of tube well machinery, which will help save more than 1700 megawatts.

DG PEPCO admitted that unannounced loadshedding is not being carried out, but system overload normally causes it to happen. He said that unannounced loadshedding would soon come to an end.


Syed A Mateen | 14 years ago | Reply People who are responsible for not enhancing the capacity of electricity in the country according to the growth of population should be taken to task. FIR’s should be registered against such people for criminal negligence and challans should be submitted before the court of law for prosecution. The rich and the might does not feel the heat whatever the temperature may be. I would request the Federal Minister for Water and Electricity to spend few nights in the juggis of the poor people and feel the heat of temperature without having AC and generator. Due to prolonged load-shedding poor citizens curse the concerned people who are responsible for load-shedding in the country. May Al-Mighty Allah put them in Dozagh after their death. Ameen.
Nabeel | Create Your First Website | 14 years ago | Reply Here in Karachi, the weather has gotten quite pleasant, as there has been strong/continuous breeze since 3 days.
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