Heatwaves Can Be Deadly Too


You may be truly shocked to read the life taking news of deadly heatwaves in metropolitan city of Pakistan. Yes, you read it right, Karachi has claimed around 800 deaths due to severe and scorching heatwaves, in a time period of 4 days. Muslims are also observing holy month of Ramadan, which asks them not to eat or drink in the daylight hours. Elderly and poor Karachities became the deadly victims of hot heatwaves.

Also to improve your knowledge, electricity load shedding is also one of the obvious cause that has worsen the awful situation in Karachi. Can you imagine a day without air-condition and fan ? It is a deadly alarm, which can actually take lives. With the prompt increase in the temperature of heatwaves, the risk of getting more lives also reached high numbers. The situation has evolved into a terrible condition that even the morgue have no capacity to store dead bodies.

Irrespective of all the news stories, relating heatwaves affects, some heartbroken occurrences which I personally observed;

Long queues

How strange it is, to hear that one needs to wait long and long in the queue, just to have some ice, which you actually pay for. I was passing by a market to buy some fruits and I had a look at the longest queue. People, with fast were bound to stay in the line to buy some solid ice to get chilled liquids in the hot summery days. Government has badly failed to provide the basic needs on convenient ways.

Agitation and protests against electricity

As I was coming back to home, I noticed a charged crowd, equipped with sticks, iron rods etc, protesting at a roundabout. Police and government again carelessly failed to bring back the situation to normal. Also, you will be dismayed(if you are not a Pakistani) that the protest was held due to absence of electric supply in the areas for about 5 days.

Jammed hospitals

As we observed a speedy increase in the death toll from deadly and scorching sun rays, the government hospitals were packed with dead bodies and were left ignored. Karachi also lacks with government morgue to store dead bodies, another depressing acknowledgment.

Deadly heatwaves failed to beat the spirit of volunteerism

Whenever Pakistan soil suffers with abrupt situations, Pakistanis are accelerated to offer volunteer services with full contribution toward humanity. The nation unites to relax the sufferers of heatwaves with ice, chilled water and liquids to hydrate the bodies. Loving people of Pakistan never overlooked the fellow human beings and always came up with helping hands to overcome the poor circumstances.

Dehydration and heatwaves has taken lots of lives but we cannot deny the fact that loss of electric supply and acute water supply is also one of the prominent factor to worsen the situation.

Look for remedies to prevent heat strokes. Show gestures of happiness, seek forgiveness from ALMIGHTY in the sacred month of Ramadan and help the humanity πŸ™‚

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9 thoughts on “Heatwaves Can Be Deadly Too

  1. May they all Rest in Peace
    People of Sindh need to wake up, i am not trying to sound political here but they need to reconsider their regarding the people ruling them for the last 40 years, you just cant reelect people based on emotional attachment, its the matter of survival of their coming generations. May God help them.

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    • You are on point and I perfectly agree with you. One cannot put his/her life into the pool of destructive measures but people have considered their own choices. What I still think is, how the concerned authorities and the rulers of State can be so careless about number of death casualities and mishap. May ALLAH protect all of us.

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  2. I’m so sorry to hear that, sister! May they rest in peace, ameen!
    I have some friends in Karachi. I met them on WordPress too. Yes I’ve ever heard about this issue in Pakistan. My friends told me, that the electricity is cut regularly, but the government sells it to others. I hope Pakistan will be better soon, n the government will pay good attention to his people. I love Pakistan actually! Take care, my sister!

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    • Ameen, Sum ameen.
      Yes, it is heartwrenching news story and I also heard loss of my friend’s relatives. Yes, due to bad governance and ruling authorities, People of Pakistan are suffering with huge disorders. Hope, everything gets settled down and everyone seeks forgiveness.
      I hope, we get good governing authorities, INSHALLAH!
      Pakistan is a blessed place to be loved and
      Thankyou friend for your concerning words. You are welcome, Love and blessings πŸ™‚

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