Cleaning operation in rain-hit Karachi to be launched in Sept, says PTI minister

06:45 PM | 26 Aug, 2020
Cleaning operation in rain-hit Karachi to be launched in Sept, says PTI minister
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ISLAMABAD – Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said that work on project for clearing nullas and river beds in Karachi would start next month.

In his tweet, the Minister said that the city drowned every time it rained heavily so it has become vital to implement the plan on priority.

Asad Umar said after approval, work on the project would start next month and will be completed in a year.

On Tuesday, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah declared rain emergency in the province as latest monsoon spell wreaked havoc in Karachi with low lying areas submerged in sewage mix rain water.

The chief minister has directed chief secretary to issue a notification in this regard while vacations of all government employees have been cancelled.

All employees, who are on the vacations, have been asked to report their departments concerned.

He also directed the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) to initiate relief efforts.

The chief minister also visited rain-hit area today where he talked to media. Murad said that Karachi received heavy rain.

I am on round in the city to ensure the operation of the drainage system. “We are with people in the difficult time,” he remarked.