Gilgit, January 2: Winter season is at its peak across the Gilgit – Baltistan region. Water supply lines have frozen. Scarcity of firewood and higher cost of natural gas has left thousands of impoverished people at the mercy of nature’s fury.
According to PakMet, lowest temperatures across the country were recorded at Skardu (-13), Hunza (-09), Gilgit (-07) and Astore (-06 degree celcius).
Complaints of respiratory diseases are increasing due to severe cold.