Haleem demands urgent steps to save city from urban flooding



Expressing serious concerns over lack of preparedness by Sindh government to cope with torrential rains in megacity Karachi, the leader of opposition in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Shiekh has demanded urgent steps to save the megacity from potential urban flooding.

As per details, Haleem Adil visted the Gujjar Nullah and Mehmoodabad areas of Sunday to review the situation and take information from local citizens, who complained a lot about lack of emergency measures to cope with possible rains.

Talking to media, Haleem Adil Shiekh said that the claims of rain emergency by the Sindh government are plain lies. He said that fact is that three main Nullahs of Karachi, Gujjar Nullah, Mehmoodabad Nullah and Orangi Nullah, were got cleaned by the federal government of PTI.He said it was responsibility of the Sindh government to get cleaned 40 Nullahs of KMC and 500 Nullahs of DMCs. He said presently these Nullahs are filled with garbage and in case of urban flooding the megacity could witness the worst situation.

He said the ministers only have paid visits and they want corruption in rain emergency funds. He said that the Sindh government has still not paid compensation to the affectees of Gujjar Nullah. He said our government had issued Rs34billion and work on Gujjar Nullah should have been completed by June. He said the Sindh government has no concerns about the sufferings of people and it wants corruption even in Zakat funds.

He said that the Sindh government believes that ‘when there is more rain there is more water’. He said the Karachi may witness the same situation now. He said Bilawal Zardari and Murad Ali Shah along with their ministers should have present at these Nullahs and face tough questions  of citizens.

Addressing the chief minister, he said only tall claims do not work and it needs practical work. He demanded that urgent steps should be taken to save the Karachiites from drowning into rainwater.


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