CM Sindh cancels Iftar party in wake of deaths caused by heatwave

KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has called off the Iftar party in wake of the deaths caused by the heatwave in different parts of the province, ARY News reports.

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The Iftar party was called off upon the request of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain.

A devastating heatwave gripping Sindh for several days has taken a toll of over 474 people.

Sindh Rangers have also set up 10 heatstroke prevention centres across Karachi to treat people suffering with heatstroke. Doctors, para-medical staff and medicines are kept at the centres for treating people with heatstroke.

CM Sindh had invited the parliamentarians of all political parties in the provincial assembly. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement had announced they will not attend the party.

Nadia Gabol, Chief Minister Sindh’s Coordinator for Human Rights, has said that the provincial government sympathizes with the families of those killed by the heatwave.

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