JI condemns govt over rain havoc in city

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The Jamaat-i-Islam lambasted Pakistan Peoples Party-led Sindh government for failing to handle the situation of Karachi after the heavy monsoon downpours in the city which resulted in the ‘inundated roads, severed sewerage system and failure of power supply system’ and has tormented the citizens.

Addressing to media Idara Noor-i-Haq, JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman said: “There are 64 medium rain drains in Karachi, besides five big ones and hundreds of arteries, whereas, the last budget shows an allocation of Rs1.20 billion for cleanliness of these drains, but the rain drains are full of filth.”

He asked city administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab to explain how much funds have been utilised to clean the drains.

He demanded Barrister Wahab’s resignation and said that he had no legitimate ground to hold the office as his performance was ‘zero’, and also, ahead of second phase of local bodies election in the province, it was not in the line of conduct for a party leader to hold such office and was against the political ethics, constitution and rules and regulations as well as democratic norms and values.

MQM-P leaders also gave a strong reaction and questioned the performance of the PPP government and its contribution for urban parts of the province where the situation had worsened during the past 14 years.

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