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Karachi’s rain-related situation highlighted local govt system’s importance: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain. Source: FILE/Online

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that the rain-related situation in Karachi has highlighted the importance of the local government system.

Taking to Twitter, the federal minister raised the question over the performance of provincial governments.

“The country with a population of 22 crores cannot be run on the system devised in 1935,” Fawad Chaudhry wrote. The federal minister added that the administration of the provinces cannot work under the supervision of average chief ministers. 

“Today, if there are no facilities for the public, the police system is destroyed, the education and health systems are not functioning properly, the issue is the non-performance of the provincial governments,” he added. 

At least 18 people were killed in various rain-related incidents in Karachi. According to details, record heavy spell of rain has wreaked havoc in the city, causing urban flooding, power outages, and traffic jams.

Seven people including children and women were killed in a wall collapse incident in Saima Square of the Gulistan-e-Johar area late night. Local residents claimed that the wall collapsed due to thunderbolt.

In another hear wrenching incident, a female polio patient lost her life due to drowning after her house filled with water due to heavy rains in Karachi.  

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