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Sindh govt announces public holiday today

KARACHI: Government of Sindh has announced to observe Wednesday as public holiday across Sindh in a move to keep  citizens safe from the  prevalent heatwave in Karachi and other parts of the province, ARY News reported.

Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon told media that Wednesday will be a public holiday and the government encourages people to stay at home.

Memon maintained that law makers belonging to the province will stage a sit-in against K-Electric led by the Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah adding that the protest will be against K-Electric’s negligence and the resulting loss of life.

The three-day death toll due to severe heatwave in Sindh’s provincial capital, Karachi, has climbed above 750 as medics are battling to treat patients and a state of emergency is declared in hospitals.

 Majority of the people died in government-run hospitals in the port city of Karachi, Pakistan’s economic hub with a population of around 20 million people, as temperatures reached 45 degrees Celsius (111 Fahrenheit) at the weekend.

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