Margalla Hills in Islamabad ablaze as intense heat wave sweeps through

Islamabad: A wildfire spread through Margalla Hills National Park on Monday, fueled by a significant heatwave.


In a statement, Romina Khurshid Alam, the PM’s Coordinator on Climate Change and Environmental Coordination, highlighted that the Ministry of Climate Change and personnel from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) were making concerted efforts to control the intense fire.

The CDA administration reported that the fire broke out at three distinct locations within the hilly area.

The heatwave persists with temperatures soaring across most parts of the country.

The Met Office had previously indicated that the presence of high pressure in the upper atmosphere would likely lead to the development of heatwave conditions over most parts of the country, particularly in Sindh and Punjab.

The Ministry of Climate Change recently reported that approximately 26 districts across the country were experiencing a severe heatwave, with the current period of scorching temperatures expected to persist until May 30th.

Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz previously mentioned that the maximum temperature could rise above 50 degrees Celsius from May 23rd to 28th.

Other Questions Asked

Where is Margalla Hill?

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The Margalla Hills are a hill range within the Margalla Hills National Park on the northern edge of Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan, just south of Haripur District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They are part of the Himalayan foothills.

What is the highest point in Islamabad?

Tilla Charouni, with an elevation of 1,604 metres (5,262 ft), is the highest point in Islamabad district. The area of Islamabad is 906 square kilometres (350 sq mi).

What is the old name of Islamabad?

The old name of Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, was Rawalpindi. Islamabad was built to replace Rawalpindi as the capital in the 1960s, and it officially became the capital of Pakistan in 1963.

Why it is called zero point in Islamabad?

Its one of the major interchanges in Islamabad that linked Islamabad Highway and Kashmir Highway. There are four circular roads linking two Highways and an aerial view of this place offers a zero shape. It might be a reason to call it zero point.

Who named Islamabad?

According to a history book by Muhammad Ismail Zabeeh, teacher and poet Qazi Abdur Rehman Amritsari proposed the name of the city. Occasionally in writing, Islamabad is colloquially abbreviated ISB.



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