Zhob—The sizzling, scorching and heat wave reached its climax that has disrupted the routine life as the mercury soared to 40 degrees Celsius here on Wednesday. A similar hot and dry weather is predicted for the next couple of days. “Due to a low humidity level, the heat effect increased”, adding that the current heat wave will continue coming days, an official of the Met office said.
Following the heat wave, traffic flow on city roads remained low and markets also seen deserted because the majority of people preferred to stay indoors and the shopkeepers are facing a very tough time in the entire life. On the other hand, surge in power outages has increased miseries of the heat-stricken Zhobites, 16-18 hours load-shedding forcing the people to spend sleepless nights and exhausted days.
The consumers are facing mental stress due to the ruthless and intense load-shedding in the entire area. Frequent tripping and voltage fluctuation have added to the miseries of consumers marred by out-ages.