Shehbaz Sharif deflects blame for post-rain Lahore scenario
Expressing his views after the torrential downpour lashed Lahore, the former chief executive of the province said that arrangements should have been made by the caretaker government before the start of the monsoon season to tackle such situation.
"It's criminal negligence on their part," he added.
Record breaking rain kills 6 in Lahore, brings ... 03:10 PM | 3 Jul, 2018
LAHORE - As the heavy rain is still continuing to lash Lahore among other cities of Punjab since Monday night, at least ...
Punjab's capital city was left inundated after a record-breaking rain flooded the city, leaving the locals helpless.
At least 8 people were left dead due to multiple incidents related to electricity and accidents. The emergence of a massive gorge at Mall Road Lahore lifted the lid on the administration.
Caretaker transport minister for Punjab has revealed that an inquiry committee has been set up to probe the appearance of a large sinkhole on Lahore’s thoroughfare, following a torrential downpour.
The committee will dig into the details regarding the emergence of a 20ft deep and 200ft wide ditch on the Mall Road in front of the General Post Office; another trench measuring 50ft appeared at some distance from the first.
Lahore recorded 214 millimeters (8.4 inches) of rain in the 24 hours up to 8 am on Tuesday, the country’s chief meteorologist Muhammad Riaz said and warned that a monsoon system would bring continued heavy rains for the next 24 to 48 hours as well.
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