KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday chaired a meeting on the rain emergency situation caused by recent monsoon rains, ARY News reported.
Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal and
Corps Commander Karachi Humayun Aziz also attended the meeting along with provincial ministers.
During the meeting, the CM said that advanced irrigation system should be used to drain the water and clean sewerages in the metropolis.
Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah informed the session that the city received 63 to 86 mm rainfall within the duration of less that an hour adding that the drainage system have a capacity of drain 25 to 30 mm water within 30 minutes.
Sindh CM said that the areas adjacent to the Green Line project faced problems as the water stops at the place due to slightly defected design of the project.
The Soldier Bazaar nullah was choked by inserting boulders in the drain, provincial minister Nasir Hussain Shah said.
Sindh’s local government secretary Roshan Ali Shah informed the session that the Gujjar Nullah
was overflown, which was opened within a duration of four hours.
Sindh Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah urged removal of illegal encroachments from all water drains for better drainage of water.
Corps Commander Karachi said that the city’s sewerage system would have to be opened with a modern system adding that the FWO could join the government of Sindh in the work.
Chairman NDMA Lt. General Muhammad Afzal urged for steps to halt sediments in the sewerage system.