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PDMA Warns of Severe Heatwave in Punjab This Week

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has issued a warning about the ongoing heatwave in Punjab, with temperatures expected to range between 40 and 45 degrees Celsius this week.

A PDMA spokesperson highlighted that the heatwave will be particularly intense in the districts of Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan, and Multan in South Punjab.

Yesterday, temperatures soared to 43 degrees in Attock, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Narowal, Kasur, Jhelum, and Toba Tek Singh. Okara experienced a high of 46 degrees, while Gujranwala and Lahore reached 44 degrees.

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Last year, the maximum temperature recorded was 46 degrees.

In response to the heatwave, Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz Sharif directed PDMA Director General Irfan Ali Khan to issue safety guidelines for the public.

Key safety measures include:

  • Ensuring concerned institutions are on alert.
  • Providing a continuous supply of clean water in the districts of Cholistan.
  • Setting up heatwave counters in all hospitals.
  • Supplying relevant medicines for the prevention of heat stroke.
  • Ensuring the provision of water and other basic needs for animals in cattle markets.
  • Raising public awareness about the dangers of heatwaves through the media.
  • Advising citizens to take precautionary measures, especially for children, the elderly, and the sick.
  • Recommending avoiding exertion and exercise in strong sunlight and wearing light-colored cotton clothing.
  • Encouraging the public to avoid unnecessary outings.

In case of emergencies, citizens are advised to call the PDMA Helpline at 1129 or Rescue 1122.

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