CM orders reconstruction of drains in Katchiabadi areas

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Staff Reporter

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed Sindh Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro to construct drainage system and storm water drains in slums and such other localities.
This he said while presiding over a meeting to review post-heavy rain situation in the city, said a statement on Tuesday.
Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro, Minister for Population and PDMA Mumtaz Jakhrani and Minister for Information Syed Nasir Shah, Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Secretary Local government Ramzan Awan, MD water board Hashim Raza Zaidi, DG PDMA Salman Shah and all deputy commissioners of Karachi diviosn and other concerned officers were also present.
He directed the local government minister to utilize municipal commissioners and deputy commissioner services to clear rain water from roads. Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro briefed the CM Sindh about the entire situation and the visits he had made alongwith other ministers to darin out rain water on the first and the second day of the heavy rains.
He said that the Yousuf Goth of District West has submerged in the rain water and the villagers were shifted to a safe area.
He pointed out that some people went to the Yousuf Goth area and deliberately smashed the gutters just to block the drain. This caused serious problem to dispose of accumulated water.
On this the CM Sindh directed the LG Minister and DC West to register an FIR and arrest the culprits who were still playing dirty politics just to create problems for the government and the people.It was pointed out that in the area of Lath Basti, District Malir where sea water intrudes in the village particularly during high tide and heavy rains.
On this the CM Sindh directed the Irrigation department to construct a retaining wall at Lath Basto. “I want to see the work started,” he said.
DC Korangi Mehdi Shah said that the area of Cattel Colony has depressions where rain water has accumulated. Apart from it the colony has no proper drainage system.
The CM Sindh directed local government to send his team to the area to survey it and then start the construction of drainage system.

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