Severe heatwave kills 10 pilgrims in Sehwan, Pakistan

Heatwave Alert

Ten pilgrims have died at the 763rd Urs of the Great Saint of the sub-continent Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, Sindh due to the heatwave and high temperature across the Sehwan.
The temperature is currently 42 degrees in the Sehwan. Local administration had claimed that arrangements of cold water, shelters and other necessary arrangements have been already completed.
PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari took notice and directed the relevant authorities to provide ice , cold water and other facilities free of cost to the devotees.
Every year more than half a million pilgrims from all over Pakistan especially Sindh and Punjab visit the Shrine of Hazrat Shehbaz Lal Qalander to offers tributes and make wishes. Most of the people present garlands and a green chadar (shawl) with Quranic inscriptions in silver or gold threads.
A qawwali “Lal Meri Pat Rakhiyo” sung by many Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Indian musicians and singer like Noor Jahan, Nustrat Fateh Ali Khan, Abida Parveen, Sabri Brothers, Wadali Brothers, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Mika Singh, and Runa Laila.
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