Whole nation feels pain of people of Karachi: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has issued a statement over rain-hit Karachi’s ongoing situation.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote that the whole nation feels the pain of the people of Karachi.

He added that on the positive side, his government is working with the Sindh government to immediately act and resolve three major problems of Karachi including cleaning of nullahs once, addressing sewerage problems, and resolving the issue of water supply.

“The whole nation feels the pain our people in Karachi are going through. However, out of this devastation & suffering, there is now a positive development as my govt, along with the Sindh govt, is moving to immediately act & resolve 3 major problems of Karachi,” PM wrote adding,

“Cleaning the nullahs once & for all & dealing with encroachments impeding water channels; devising a permanent solution to the solid waste disposal & sewerage problems; & resolving the critical issue of water supply to the citizens of Karachi.”Several people were killed in various rain-related incidents in Karachi after record heavy spell of rain wreaked havoc in the city of lights, causing urban flooding, power outages, and traffic jams.

Almost half of the Karachi’s roads and localities were flooded with sewage-mixed rainwater after heavy rain lashed the metropolitan followed by long power outages and traffic jams disrupting people’s lives.

Many areas, including North Karachi, Hyderi, Power House Chowrangi, North Nazimabad, Manzoor Colony, Sakhi Hassan, Nagan Chowrangi, and KDA Chowrang were flooded with rainwater, while several underpasses, including KPT underpass that connects Do Talwar to Teen Talwar at Clifton, were closed to all sorts of traffic after rainwater accumulated there.

The rainwater heavily flooded areas located on the M.A Jinnah Road, I.I Chundrigar Road, Aiwan-e-Saddar Road, adjoining streets and lanes.The Korangi Causeway has also been closed due to overflowing Malir River causing severe traffic jams in the area.

In a video that went viral on social media, containers brought for security measures ahead of Muharram could be seen swept away by rainwater.

Several areas of Karachi including Malir, Defence, and Sarjani are facing load shedding from the last 19 hours.

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