KARACHI: Following the deadly heat wave and worst load shedding that has killed more than 700 people in Karachi; the provincial government in Sindh has announced a public holiday on Wednesday, Aaj News reported.
At least 770 people have died in the last four days as a result of a severe heat wave in Karachi and a state of emergency was declared in hospitals.
Meanwhile, 33 deaths have been reported from Hyderabad, Tando Allah Yar and Hala, in the last 24 hours.
According to the reports, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said in a statement that the decision has been taken to protect people from the scorching heat that has killed a number of people.
All offices in the province will remain closed today. However, the session of the Sindh Assembly will take place as normal, he added.
The minister said that the entire province will remain shut but heat stroke centers and hospitals will work as usual to provide relief to the heat stroke patients.
Provincial government also announced to stage a protest sit-in outside the Sindh Assembly building against inapt behavior of K-Electric.