Heat wave in Karachi to continue for more four days

A Pakistani Muslim man cools down with water at a mosque during a heatwave in Karachi on June 22, 2015. Nearly 200 people have died in a heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said as the government called in the army to help tackle widespread heatstroke in the worst-hit city Karachi. AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN

KARACHI: Heat wave in Karachi would continue for another four days as the city is in the grip of heat-wave, city recorded 42-degree centigrade temperature last day.

According to details, Pakistan Meteorological Department has issued a heat-wave alert in Karachi for four days during which sea breeze will remain suspended.

In view of heat-wave alert, composite measures have been taken by the provincial government and Karachi administration to cope with the situation,a private news channel reported.

Emergency has been declared in all hospitals of the city.

One hundred and twenty-one heatstroke centres and first response centers have also been established by the Sindh government to provide relief to the citizens from the scorching heat.


Pakistan Rangers Sindh has established more than 30 heat stroke centers at different parts of Karachi, and doctors along with the medical staff are deputed at these centers.

Keeping in view the rising temperature, these centres will assist people who may be suffering from heatstroke and also create awareness about the steps that can be taken to prevent it.

The centres offer water and juices to commuters and pedestrians to combat dehydration. However, health experts have advised elderly people, children and those who are suffering from the disease to avoid travelling in the sun because of the heat. They added that those who were affected by a heatstroke needs to take a cold bath immediately and prevent themselves from more sun exposure.

The areas where heat stroke camps have been built include Malir Kala Board, Karachi University, Battahiabad, Bahdurabad, Maskan Chowrangi, Surjani town, KDA Chowrangi, Safari Park, Hub River Road, Kati Pahari, Orangi Town, Maripur, Gulbai, Chakiwara Kharadar, Grumindir, Gulshan-e-Bihar and Mehmoodabad. Furthermore, ambulance, air coolers and medicines are available at the heat stroke centers.