Commissioner orders officials to drain out rainwater


On the directives of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Chief Secretary Sindh Dr Sohail Ahmed Rajput, Karachi Commissioner Muhammad Iqbal Memon visited various parts of the city.

He inspected drainage works at several places of the city including M. A. Jinnah Road, Customs House, Jamaat Khana, Kharadar this morning. On the occasion of his visit, he also inspected the de-watering pumps at various places on I.I. Chundrigar Road, Tower, Sindh Secretariat Road and Pakistan Chowk.

He directed the administration to immediately drain out accumulated rainwater from the roads so that citizens would not face any trouble. He said it was his priority to keep the city clean.

Meanwhile, Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Thursday said the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) had taken all possible steps to solve the problems being faced by the people due to the recent rains.

He said keeping in view the forecast of more rain in the coming days, departments concerned had been directed to take further steps along with cleaning of storm drains.

All the KMC officers and staff had been asked to remain vigilant, he said.

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