Twenty-five schoolchildren fainted due to power outage and heat in the Malpur area of Bara Kahu in Islamabad. The scorching heat also caused hemorrhage in several school children. The school administration said that the children were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Despite several complaints to IESCO officials, power was not restored. The school was closed due to extreme heat and unannounced load shedding.
It is pertinent to mention here that the temperature has touched 45 degree in Islamabad and over 51 degree in different parts of the country. Schools were reopened on June 07, but students are facing many problems due to extreme weather. Unannounced load shedding in different cities is also making situation unbearable for the students.
Students and Parents are demanding that schools be closed again immediately due to the extreme weather. On the other hand, the Punjab school education department announced school-based assessments/exams in the mid of June.
On the other hand, with the increase in heat intensity, the power shortfall increased to 4,000 MW. 5 to 7 hours of load shedding is being observed in cities while 8 to 10 hours of load shedding is being observed in villages.