Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hot...Hot...Summer

As temperatures continue to rise, the number of people coming to hospitals and clinics has increased due to the rapidly increasing temperatures. The situation is compounded  by hours of  power outage.The main victims of the hot weather and load shedding are mostly children and the elderly who are contracting various diseases due to the extreme weather and lack of sleep at night. On the other hand, students are not able to prepare for their exams and doctors are unable to carry out operations and surgeries due to constant power cuts. Domestic as well industrial and commercial life has been brought to a standstill, the whole situation is aggravated by the non-availability of water.This is unfair...we have 16 hours of loadshedding today, while in  Army Housing Areas, they don't suffer at all.My mother-in-law has left for Rawalpindi  because she can't stand the heat , at least there...no power outage in my brother-in-law's residence...Hmmmm.....This is just one of the situation where I can say..IF YOU ARE IN THE ARMY....you have too much benefits and privileges especially if you are an officer.

8 comments:

  1. is this in Pakistan sis? that sounds horrible. Philippines is experiencing very hot and humid weather right now and their power situation is not great as well. they have scheduled brownouts. it must be very hard especially during the summer time.

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  2. @ Jenn Yes, it's happening here in Pakistan.THough we have rechargeable fans and lights, it's not enough...we are also using car batteries, candles, gas lamps.Having a generator is too costly as the cost of fuel is getting expensive day by day....only God knows what will happen in June, July & August...when temperature can sometimes reach 50 degrees.

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  3. Jenn, Bisaya sad na si AMINA,,, hahahaha! AMINA bisdak sad na si jenn, hehehehe!... pero dear ... good for you meron kayong privilege paano yung wala talaga .. grabe no ... heat stroke jud ... praying for you ayo-ayo...

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  4. @ Vernz Ikaw jud, practice pod nako akong English na gitaya na, mao ra jud ni akong chance, whole the day...speaking Urdu & Punjabi tawon ko.Oo bitaw, once niabot og 55 ang temp daghan namatay.KUng init na jud kaayo og grabe ang paningot...ga-take tawon mi og ORS...og brownout, mga bata nakahulom sa bathtub...murag mga karbaw!hehehehe

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  5. Life is hard without electricity compounded with lack of water.My sympathy Amina.

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  6. that is so saddening. i thought we experience the worst in the Philippines. though the heat is so intense, electricity is better than what you actually encounter. My sympathy as well.

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  7. So sad to know this...
    I agree, it's unfair that a few people can have privileges; and others are suffering :(

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