Public holiday today


KARACHI – Under immense public expectation, the Sindh government has announced a public holiday on Wednesday (today). A decision to this effect was taken after Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah conferred over phone.
According to official sources, Acting Sindh Chief Secretary Subhan Memon had earlier recommended turning Wednesday into a half-day as the semi final is scheduled to start in the afternoon. But the CM said that people as well political parties had demanded announcing a day-long holiday.
Sindh Assembly Secretary Hadi Bux Buriro, however, said that the provincial legislature will meet as per its scheduled time despite the official holiday since the house was adjourned by Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro for Wednesday morning. Under the rules, he said, the house needed to convene but the Speaker retains the right to adjourn proceedings soon after the session starts.
KARACHI – The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has assured the people of Karachi that electric power disruptions will not spoil the semi-final match between Pakistan and India on Wednesday.
“Keeping in view the zeal, fervour and enthusiasm of the public, and to support our national cricket team, the KESC will not be conducting any load shedding in the city,” read a statement from the power utility.
“This is just another small step forward to establish KESC as a customer-friendly company with its hand on the pulse of its environment.” Staff Report