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