Rising temperatures: Karachi braces for sweltering heat on historic day

According to the meteorological department’s forecast, the city will be facing hot and dry weather.


Our Correspondent May 10, 2013

KARACHI:


Amidst the election fever, voters in Karachi will also have to brave the sweltering heat wave today as they cast their votes.


According to the meteorological department’s forecast, the city will be facing hot and dry weather. “The minimum temperature is expected to range between 25 to 30 degrees centigrade,” the department’s chief officer, Tauseef Alam, told The Express Tribune.

As a part of their election campaigns, political parties have devised plans which will help their supporters brave the heat while casting votes. A Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) worker told The Express Tribune that the party had decided to establish camps about 400 yards away from the polling station. “The voters will be served cold drinks and juices at the camps to cope with the hot weather.” Other parties such as Muttahida Qaumi Movement have also arranged tents and refreshments. The provincial government has assured uninterrupted supply of water and electricity today to minimise inconvenience.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 11th, 2013.

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