Dying of heat: PTI to lodge FIR against Sindh govt on Saturday

Imran Ismail to lead PTI delegation to Civil Lines police station and lodge a complaint

Web Desk June 26, 2015
Relatives mourn the death of a heatstroke victim outside a hospital in Karachi. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: With over 1,000 people perishing from the intense heat and related effects, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf said on Friday that it intended to file an FIR against the Sindh government over the deaths.

According to a release, PTI leader Imran Ismail, along with other party leaders, will be going to the Civil Lines police station on Saturday evening to file an FIR against the provincial government.

The move comes a day after PTI chief Imran Khan visited patients suffering from heat stroke at the Jinnah Hospital in Karachi.

Speaking to the media after visiting the hospital, the PTI chief expressed disappointment with the Sindh government and said that its failure is “evident”.

“What is the Sindh government doing? The rising death toll reflects the failure of the Sindh government,” he said.

The PTI chief said that there were more people from the public helping out at the hospital as opposed to officials from the government.

“Issues cannot be resolved without good governance,” he said.

Imran also inaugurated a PTI heatstroke camp at the hospital.


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