| Provincial metropolis receives 34mm rain leading to large site visitors jams| Minister says ‘record’ rainfall a pure course of| Drains overflow exposing tall claims of provincial,civic authorities
KARACHI – Don’t depart your properties unnecessarily, this can be a pure calamity was a message conveyed to the Karachiities from the Sindh authorities on Monday when main areas of the town in districts central and east remained inundated attributable to average rainfall for the second consecutive day.
Based on met official, Karachi on Monday obtained a most of 34.mm rain in Nazimabad, College Street/Jauhar (10.2mm), North Karachi (8.8mm), Karachi MOS (1.8mm), Jinnah Terminal (0.8mm), Surjani (0.4mm). Many different areas together with Saddar, Landhi, and Gulshan-i-Hadeed didn’t obtain any rain.
The Sindh authorities a day earlier claimed that it had cleaned all main thoroughfares after an above 80 mm rainfall within the metropolis on Sunday.
Nonetheless, after a most rainfall of 34 mm on Monday, Sindh Minister for Info and Native Authorities Syed Nasir Hussain Shah termed it an extra rainfall and a pure calamity throughout his go to to the elements of the town.
He mentioned the file rainfall within the metropolis is totally a pure course of and the Sindh authorities has been implementing emergency measures for the final a number of months underneath a complete and built-in coverage on this regard.
Whether or not it was cleansing drains or devising a technique for collective sacrifice, the Sindh authorities stored the elected native physique management of the town on board at each alternative.
“In today’s torrential rain, while the ministers of the Sindh government have been continuously serving the people since last night, some evil elements are merely slandering our character on their Twitter accounts and social media pages,” he was of the view.
“There is no doubt that the situation is not 100 percent ok but at least the Sindh government is in the field with its people in this difficult time.”
We now have no hesitation in saying that if the Sindh authorities had not taken well timed steps to wash the storm drains, the scenario might have been even worse.
He appealed to the folks to not depart their properties unnecessarily. “Stay away from electricity poles and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. The government of Sindh will not leave ground till problems of the people are resolved.”
Footages shared on social media confirmed drainwater overflowing from Nullahs in Orangi City and Nazimabad, exposing tall claims of civic and provincial authorities of cleansing drain water storms within the enterprise hub of the nation.
It additionally confirmed the rainwater getting into residential complexes and damaging infrastructure together with autos.
Huge site visitors jams have been witnessed in North Nazimabad, KDA Chowrangi, Ziauddin Chowrangi, Karimabad, Hassan Sq., Gharibabad, Liaquatabad, Gulbahar, Gulberg, Shahra-e-Pakistan, Sohrab Goth, Sakhi Hassan, College Street and different areas of the town.
The commuters have been additionally compelled to journey for hours on roads after their autos encountered mechanical points.
At the least three folks have been electrocuted within the metropolis on Monday.
Two labourers have been electrocuted in Mochko space of the town. Based on particulars, 4 labourers have been putting in a suction pump to pump out water close to a personal godown, once they suffered an electrical shock. Two of them died on the spot whereas the opposite two sustained minor accidents.
The our bodies have been shifted to Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi to meet authorized formalities. In one other incident, a 45-year-old man was electrocuted in Orangi City’s Sector 11-1/2 whereas attempting to activate a motor.