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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.

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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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