The Iftar party was called off upon the request of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain.
There is no Iftar Party taking place in CM Sindh House.
— PPP Updates (@UpdateSindh) June 22, 2015
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.
PTI MPA’S will not attend tomorrow’s Iftar dinner at CM house. People n Sindh r dying whereas Sindh govt busy throwing lavish iftar party’s.
— Khurrum SherZaman (@KhurrumZamanPTI) June 22, 2015
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.