1K-Electric urges energy conservation as heatwave predicted.

KARACHI -- The Pakistan Meteorological Department has issued a heatwave alert in Karachi for the next six to eight days. With temperatures expected to go as high as 42 degrees centigrade, K-Electric (KE) urged its customers to take all necessary precautions and avoid unnecessary excursions or strenuous activities between 11am and 4pm - the 'peak heat hours'. Since the weather is expected to be 'very hot and dry' from 11 to 13 October, KE requested customers to take additional care during the hottest hours by staying hydrated, wearing breathable fabric and ensuring that the head is covered and protected from direct heat and sunlight.

As power demand is likely to escalate on account of the heat, the power utility is in contact...

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