Surprisingly, Karachi started to receive showers on Tuesday, proving that our Meteorological Department is not so useful we deem it to be. Anyway, it has turned the weather pleasant but at the same time it has also wreaked mayhem in this city. It was reported that two people lost their lives, a 12 year old boy was electrocuted while playing in his street in New Karachi and a three year old girl, Shama, died in a wall-collapsing incident in Orangi Town. On the other hand, it caused sewerage problems, hour-long traffic jams and power outrages in most parts of the city. Although it was merely a 2-inch rainfall at maximum, around 200 feeders of the K-Electric tripped and major thoroughfares were submerged in rainwater putting thousands of lives at risk. 130 of the 200 feeders were restored while KE teams were busy restoring the rest. Traffics were jammed on major arteries in the city due to non-functioning of traffic signals, absence of traffic officials and blockade of roads.
Roads were flooded due to lack of drainage system as overflowing sewage and continuing rain inundated roads and streets. Even the houses were flooded with rainwater. However, Waseem Akhtar Shaikh of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement, warned Government of this outcome, days before, yet no one took notice of it. Its time for Government of Sindh to wakeup and solve these issues before it causes further nuisance and irritating issues.