It is all about Mini-Pakistan, The City Karachi, the City of Lights. The City of Cricket. The City of Founder of Pakistan. Yes, right-now I am going to share with you about the Extreme Weather Conditions of City Karachi.
Just after the Christian Event of Easter as Muslims going to welcome the Holy Month of Ramazan in 2019. Once again, Extreme Hot Weather is also in the Welcome queue.
Before the year 2000, Karachi was among one of the city which normally enjoy moderate weather conditions, warm winds, light and some times heavy rains, a bit hot summer but not as much as extreme last few years.
Greeny was quite visible all over the City Karachi. However, with positive intentions, City Government concept was reintroduced and City Karachi started enjoying a boom in every sector of business, most especially construction and house building. Houses started converting in big and multi-story buildings.
In spite of all these big projects, Plantation and Greeny of City Karachi were ignored most badly. Trees were cut-off at its peak quantity but there was no proper visible plan to restore the greeny of City Karachi.
Just after a couple of years of sand and dry weather faced by City Karachi, The Mayor of Karachi launched Plantation Campaign in City Karachi. unfortunately, the trees were planted were imported namely Corynocarpus. These trees were completely against the weather conditions of City Karachi.
On the one hand, Corynocarpus does not provide any shade due to its straight and vertical growing direction. On the other hand, it is responsible for different allergies for humans.
Most importantly, these kinds of trees’ roots grow strongly underground to search for water and damage all underground water and sewerage structure. Ultimately, once again The City Karachi started facing an extreme shortage of water.
All these factors, ultimately, contributed to harm the weather condition of The City Karachi. And just after few years The City Karachi faced waves of Heat Strokes and Heat Exhaustion and hundreds of Karachiets had to lose their lives.
Many citizens of Karachi were death suddenly within a few hours of extreme hot waves. Many were senior citizens, labor class and working in the open air.
Karachi was not aware of these extreme weather conditions. But the good thing was observed that many NGOs such as Hilal-e-Ahmer House (Red Crescent), Sindh Boys Scouts Association, Karachi Open District Boy Scouts Association, and Pak Hyderi Scouts Pakistan. Pakistan Rangers, Sindh Police, Traffic Section, Bukhari Welfare and different NPOs played their role responsibly to help people of Karachi. Not only by providing civil services for instance medication, providing shelters, water etc. But also they arranged different campaigns and train the trainee awareness sessions for the people of Karachi.
Last but not the least, I would like to request you all to contribute as much you can at your hand to plant a tree. But with caution that which tree can impact positively to City Karachi and avoid those trees which may cause negatively.
Neem is one the best tree for City Karachi other than Khajoor, Shehtoot, Safaida, etc. Thanks !!
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