CM takes notice of load-shedding, orders free water supply

June 22, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah took notice of the prolonged loadshedding in the province and has summoned an emergency meeting of authorities concerned and all stakeholders today at CM House.

Shah also directed the managing director of Karachi Water Board to ensure free of cost supply of at least 3,000 tankers to the water deficit areas of Karachi during the Ramazan – the amount for which has already been released.

The Sindh chief minister also directed the authorities of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and Provincial Disaster Management Authority to open heatstroke relief centres in different areas of city and provide the relief to the affected people during heat waves.

Shah directed the provincial home department and all the Commissioners in Sindh to invoke Section-144 and ensure that all commercial markets and shops in cities are closed by 9:00pm.

Moreover, the Sindh chief minister urged all the provincial administration departments and organisations to not switch on air conditions in their offices before 11:00am. Strict action will be taken against those who fail to do so, he said.