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Pakistan

Sindh govt declares Monday public holiday in Karachi and Hyderabad divisions

  • Announcement comes as relentless rain continues in both cities, causing urban flooding and suspension of power in some areas
Published July 24, 2022
Photo: FILE Reuters
Photo: FILE Reuters

Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab said that Monday, July 25, will be a public holiday in Karachi and Hyderabad Divisions, after relentless rain continued on Sunday, causing urban flooding and suspension of power in many areas. A notification was also issued, which advised the private sector to keep businesses closed.

"Due to heavy rainfall, which is expected to continue even tomorrow, #SindhGovt has decided to declare Monday, the 25th of July, as a public holiday in Karachi & Hyderabad Divisions. Notification in this regard is being issued," Wahab, who is also the Karachi administrator, tweeted earlier.

"Its been raining nonstop since early morning & severity of rainfall has increased in the last hour or so. Will request people to avoid unnecessary movement. The entire administration is still on ground & relief work will start as soon as the rain stops," he had said earlier.

Additionally, Sindh information minister Sharjeel Inam Memon also urged the private sector to close their office on Monday.

"Since 5 am morning heavy rain has continued in Karachi and Hyderabad division. Government of Sindh declares tomorrow as a public holiday in Karachi and Hyderabad division. Private sector is also requested to close their offices tomorrow," he tweeted.

Their tweets come as moderate to heavy rain continued to hit both cities on Sunday, with downpours expected to continue over the next two days.

KE suspends power supply in some areas as Karachi continues to receive monsoon rains

According to the local rainfall data released by the regional office of the PMD, the highest amount of rainfall received during the last 24 hours was in Quaidabad (4.5mm), followed by Saddar (4mm), Korangi (3mm), Gulshan-i-Hadeed (3mm), PAF Masroor base (2.4mm), Orangi Town (2mm), University Road (1.5mm), PAF Faisal base (1.5mm), Keamari (1.4mm), Jinnah Terminal (0.8mm), DHA Phase 2 (0.6mm), North Karachi (0.6mm) and old airport area (0.6mm).

However, this data will change as rain continued, resulting in severe urban flooding and suspension of power in many areas.

K-Electric, the port city’s lone power supplier, said it had suspended the electricity supply on account of safety. "Power will be restored when water levels subside. Inconvenience is regretted,” stated a message by the power utility to its customers on Sunday evening.

Rain intensity in Karachi likely to increase by evening, says Chief Meteorologist

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Syed Arif Hussain Zahidi Jul 24, 2022 09:15pm
What a pity ... MULK HAR TARAH SAY DOUB RAHA HAI. Congratulations PTI for dividing the Nation and drowning it .... debts or floods, both bring destruction only as you people brought.
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Touseef ahmed Jul 24, 2022 09:18pm
Sir kindly update thes annucment notificion
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Musadiq Jul 24, 2022 11:23pm
paani saaf karoooooo
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Momin Jul 25, 2022 12:32am
@Syed Arif Hussain Zahidi, A wise man once said "a drug addict will always remain a drug addict" same goes for all you braindead patwaris. All the traitors of nation will be bought to justice inshallah
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Syed Rizvi Jul 25, 2022 04:27am
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rizvislaw Check the notification there the official one from labor directorate
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Syed Rizvi Jul 25, 2022 04:28am
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rizvislaw
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Syed Rizvi Jul 25, 2022 05:08am
@Touseef ahmed https://www.linkedin.com/posts/rizvislaw_labor-department-notification-25072022-activity-6957025865817817088-_ZWC?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web
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A I Jul 25, 2022 08:01am
@Syed Arif Hussain Zahidi, Yeah you're right. Flooding is khan's fault too. Nice logic.
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saVe Pakistan Jul 25, 2022 12:54pm
@Syed Arif Hussain Zahidi, I thick you are either very naive or have misplaced understanding It's the bloody PPP & MQM who have been rorting save playing havoc in SINDH WHAT DOES PTI HAVE TO DO WITH IT?
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Amjad Jul 25, 2022 05:51pm
we request to so called Sindh Government to build Karachi City on new dynamics wash out Kachi Abadis, Ban motorcycles especially double passenger, implement strict laws and compliance appoint sensible literate and highly qualified officials without having sifarish etc in Sindh Government Institutions for the sake of the Karachi City.
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Ajmal Jul 25, 2022 06:03pm
No one wants to reform this country, everyone is busy looting and establishing their own power and monopoly. Especially the Sindh government which has kept the Rangers for its own protocol and the Rangers for its own purposes is in the city which has acquired important emirates in Sindh including schools and government lands, the benefit is not special. Make the police better, bring reforms and bring educated people. Media and News Agencies should highlight acquired building by Rangers in Karachi City especially front of Polo ground near Perl continental Hotel which was Kamars College. very very said.
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Bilawal Jul 26, 2022 07:19am
Geeeay Bhutto!&@?! He was seen last swimming in the sewage of Karachi
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