Chaotic post-rain situation in Karachi
Locals in the city struggle to get back to their normal lives after Karachi’s deprived municipal infrastructure and weak power supply system responded fitfully.
Flooding in clogged drains adjacent to Saadi Town and Saadi Garden areas of Karachi caused nearby major highways and vacant plots to submerge under rainwater following which Commissioner Karachi, Ejaz Ahmed issued ordered to clean them.
Despite poor performance by the municipal administration system in Karachi, ARY News even reported Commissioner Karachi saying, “Allah will do better this year, next year all arrangements will be made in time to meet the monsoon.”
He insisted that post-rain situation could not be handled within a night.
Criticising the city government’s unpreparedness for the monsoon season, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Adil Sheikh said had the drains were cleaned before monsoon in Karachi, the situation would have been different.
Monsoon rain on Tuesday and Wednesday claimed lives of at least five people in several rain-related incidents in Karachi alone.
Two people were also injured when a giant tree fell on them in Lines Area due to heavy rain last night. The incident, caught on a video footage, showed the two men trying to protect their motorcycles when the incident occurred.
Meanwhile, in many areas of the metropolis power supply could not be restored on time as promised. Residents of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Clifton Block-9 and Scheme-33 were without electricity for hours following the downpour on Wednesday.
Section 144 has already been imposed in the coastal areas of the city with a ban on swimming in the sea for 30 days during the monsoon season.
The precautions have been made to prevent picnickers from visiting beaches during the rainy reason and on Eid-ul-Fitr holidays.