The economic hub of Pakistan-Karachi is once again devastated by heavy rainfall. Despite the continuous alerts by the Met department of heavy monsoon rain, Karachi and its administration were again caught unawares once it started pouring.
On the second day of Eidul Azha, at least five people were killed, while several others have witnessed the long-power cuts. Citizens were also virtually trapped in their houses as rainwater was on the streets.
Meanwhile, the Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, said the flooding of the city yet again was a reflection of the PPP’s “14 years of corruption and mismanagement in governing Sindh.”
He added, “My govt had given Rs35bn to clean and reconstruct major nullahs, but the provincial government failed to perform its task of improving solid waste disposal and cleaning minor nullahs.”
At the same time, Journalist Talat Hussain added that the Shehbaz government won’t say a word about Karachi as its survival depended on the support of the PPP, the MQM ‘and those running DHA- the real state within real estate.’
He added, “Bahria is [a] holy cow for all since it is a national benefactor. So as the city flaps in filth and misfortune, all stay quiet.”
Social activist Jibran Nasir called out Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab, saying the city was standing exactly where it was two years ago, when record torrential rainfall wreaked havoc in the metropolis.
“Putting up fancy lights on landmarks is not governance,” he said.