New Delhi: Summer temperatures in the city of Jacobabad in Pakistan’s Sindh province can go as high as 52 degree Celsius — a threshold hotter than the human body can endure.
It is one of the only two places on Earth to officially pass this threshold, albeit briefly. The other city is Ras al Khaimah, in northeast Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Experts attribute the high temperatures in the city to climate change and warn that it is likely to become much hotter in the coming years.
Jacobabad had crossed the temperature threshold in July 1987, then again in June 2005, June 2010 and July 2012.
With a population numbering at over 2 lakh, which is mostly involved in agriculture, few have air conditioners and electricity blackouts are frequent in the region, leading to a high incidence of heat stroke.
Imran Khan slammed for claiming to introduce Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to world. He did not say it.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan found himself at the centre of yet another controversy after he allegedly claimed to introduce legendary singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to the world.
Khan allegedly made the comments at the National Amateur Short Film Festival (NASFF) Awards Ceremony in Islamabad Saturday to widespread criticism. However, later, it was revealed that the prime minister was reportedly misquoted by the website Naya Daur.
Instead, the PM had said that he took the singer to shows abroad to raise funds to build Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital.
PM Imran Khan during his speech at a recent ceremony said that when he started campaigning for Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, he used to take Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan with him to the UK and the US.
His exact words were:pic.twitter.com/ZMXwAGeG7z
— Naya Daur Media (@nayadaurpk) June 28, 2021
1,000 Schengen visa stickers stolen from Italian embassy in Pakistan
Around 1,000 Schengen visa stickers were stolen from the Italian embassy in Islamabad earlier this month.
In a letter to Pakistan’s interior ministry, the foreign ministry noted that the embassy had informed them about the theft and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been directed to stop the misuse of these visa stickers.
A Schengen visa is a short-stay visa that allows a person to travel to any of the 26 member-countries of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes.
According to the sources quoted in local newspapers, FIA has installed a system at airports that can detect the holder of a stolen visa whenever it is used to fly to Italy or any other member country.
Pakistan vendor booked for selling vegetables at low prices
A Pakistan vegetable seller was arrested for selling vegetables lower than the market rate in Lahore.
The police registered an FIR against the shopkeeper on 16 June and the issue is pending further inquiry, according to the directions of the concerned police department.
Several users on Twitter, meanwhile, expressed their bewilderment at the news.
Mehngi samj ATI hy sasti
— wahid saeed (@wahidsaeed8) June 28, 2021
He must be punished for such a hilarious crime.
— Humayun Naseer (@HumayunNaseer14) June 28, 2021
According to the FIR, the shopkeeper had been selling okra for Rs 73 per kg instead of Rs 95 per kg, tomatoes for Rs 25 per kg instead of Rs 50 per kg, eggplants for Rs 52 per kg instead of Rs 60 per kg and onions at Rs 33 per kg instead of Rs 40 per kg.
He was also accused of not displaying the state-mandated price list for vegetables on his cart and a case was registered under the Price Control Acts 1958 and 1977. The shopkeeper was, however, released on bail the next day.
Karachi woman asks for visa to marry Indian man
A Hindu woman residing in Karachi has appealed to the Indian government to give her special permission to cross the border on compassionate grounds to marry a resident of Punjab she met on Facebook.
Suman Rantilal, a teacher by profession, has submitted her travel documents but her visa has been denied due to the cross-country travel ban enforced due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The couple met on Facebook in September 2019 and the man, Amit Sharma from Gurdaspur, proposed to Suman in November 2019.
The couple has been waiting ever since to meet and get married.