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CM Murad, Mayor Karachi vow to address rain-related problems

KARACHI: Mayor Waseem Akhtar on Saturday complained about the lack of coordination and support from local government bodies and other institutions, ARY News reported. 

The mayor visited several parts of the city to inspect the conditions after the rains which continued to lash the city since yesterday. However, he vowed to continue working despite the lack of support and coordination.

“We will not think whose responsibility it is. Karachi is our city. Everyone should do their work and solve people’s problems,” he said while speaking to reporters.

He called people to be patient and persistent, as it was not an easy task to solve the myriad problems of Karachi. He also complained about the water-logged and submerged streets of Karachi but admitted the city has received unusual amounts of rainfall.

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Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that he along with the mayor are working to address the issues of the city. He said that he has spoken to Akhtar and both agreed to work together.

The chief minister also visited several parts of the city and instructed to improve the sewerage system to drain water from the submerged streets. He expressed satisfaction over the condition in the city after the rains.

“I personally wanted to visit the city to see whether the blessing of rain has been turned into a bane,” he said while addressing the media near Natha Khan bridge on Shahra-e-Faisal.

He also visited several other areas include Lyari, Kharadar and instructed the DMC South to organise a cleanliness drive in Lyari. He also called the K-Electric to improve the electricity situation in the city.

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