KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has visited Marvi Goth area of Karachi affected by rains that lashed the city on Tuesday.
The chief minister inspected the rainwater drainage and relief work and also talked to the victims. Later he will visit Malir, Thatta, Sujawal, Badin and Hyderabad.
The chief minister’s spokesman said that he would visit different districts. Provincial Ministers Syed Nasir Shah, Sohail Siyal, and Mukesh Chawla are also accompanying the chief minister. Secretary PHE Laiq Ahmed and Secretary Irrigation Rafiq are also on the visit.
Meanwhile, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani also visited Dadabhoy Town last night where he reviewed several administrative matters. Frequent rains in Karachi have badly affected various parts of the city. Several feet of water has accumulated in commercial and residential areas causing immense severe hardship to the people.
The low-lying areas have been inundated by the rains and several highways have been submerged. Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in Pakistan’s economic hub. Transport and electricity have been disrupted due to which the citizens are facing severe difficulties.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, 345 mm of rain has been recorded at Faisal Base. Karachi has recorded the heaviest rainfall since 1931 and has broken the record for August.
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The Pakistan Army is conducting relief and rescue operations in the city in the aftermath of torrential rains. Engineers are trying to stop the flow of water from the Malir river after which the flow of water in Malir river has started decreasing.
According to ISPR, 200 families have taken shelter on rooftops in Kohi Goth and Dar Mohammad Goth. As the weather improves, Army helicopters will evacuate those trapped in the floods.
Heavy rains have also washed away Malindi and a bridge at Memon Goth Road Old Police Station has collapsed due to the high flow of water. The ground connection between Landhi Industrial Area and Memon Goth is disconnected and river water reached Arafat Town and Madina Colony on the National Highway.