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Heatwave Fatalities – Imran blames Sindh & federal govts for debacle

Heatwave Fatalities - Imran blames Sindh & federal govts for debacle

MN Report

KARACHI- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan, who after cutting short his London’s visit dashed to the city to express solidarity with the victims of recent heatwave, held Sindh and federal governments responsible for the deaths in the metropolis and other parts of the province, saying the rulers had lost credibility to stay in power.

Mr Khan also visited Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) where he met heatstroke patients and inquired after their health.

Dr Seemin Jamali, head of the emergency services at the JPMC, briefed the PTI chief about the number of heatstroke patients admitted at the health facility and the treatment provided to them.   

During the visit, Imran Khan was accompanied by Imran Ismail, Ali Zaidi, Shafqat Hussain and a number of party supporters.

Later, speaking at a news conference, the PTI chief lambasted the Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif Ali for saying that deaths caused due to heatwave in Karachi was not his responsibility. “The power minister should have some shame and courage to accept the responsibility and if he has some shame left, he should resign,” Mr Khan remarked. 

Calling the PPP leadership a `royal family’, the PTI chief deplored Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal Bhuto-Zardari and Faryal Talpur left the country for Dubai at a time when poor people of their province were dying because of searing heat amid prolonged power cuts, unscheduled loadshedding and water scarcity. 

July 1, 2015

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