KARACHI: Multiple areas and localities of the metropolis have been thrown into the darkish on the first day of Ramazan as Muslims woke as much as have their pre-dawn meal (sehri), Geo News reported.
As Karachiites welcomed the holy month, they have been awarded with an unwelcome visitor: load-shedding.
Many households have been pressured to eat their sehri meals in utter darkness or in candlelight. Power outages have been reported in quite a few areas, together with smaller localities of Korangi and Landhi, in addition to Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Garden, Liaquatabad, North Karachi, Surjani Town, and F.B. Area.
Okay-Electric, the sole energy provider for the nation’s largest industrial hub, denied the load-shedding reviews, saying it was, as an alternative, implementing load administration technique.
KE stated work on one in all the electrical models could have led to the implementation of load administration technique in a number of areas.
A spokesperson for the electrical provide firm stated folks ought to chorus from terming “local faults as load-shedding”.
Moreover, Karachi is predicted to bear blistering warmth throughout the first week of Ramazan, in response to the Pakistan Meteorological (Met) Department.
The temperature is predicted to rise as excessive as 40°C in Karachi immediately, the Met workplace added.
Earlier in the week, the MET workplace had stated that sweltering warmth is predicted to persist in Karachi throughout the first week of Ramazan, with temperatures anticipating to go as excessive as 38°C to 40°C.
Hot and dry climate prevailed in direction of the finish of March in Karachi, which temperates hovering to most 40°C on March 26.
The MET Office had stated the temperature may additionally really feel larger than it could truly be as a consequence of an absence of sea breeze.