Torrential rains lash villages

Bashir Ahmad Rehmani

Hafizabad—Hafizabad and most of the villages in the district was lashed by torrential rain on Saturday morning which made the weather pleasant but all the streets and roads have become muddy and filthy which exposed the ineptness, indifferent attitude and slackness of the TMA authorities.
All the roads inundated by rain water and sewerage system absolutely failed,open drains overflowed and the sewage water even gushed into most of the houses located on Darbar Road, Mohallah Pir Kaly Shah, Garhi Awan, Mohallah Hajipura, Bahawalpura, Mohallah Dhabwala and other localities creating multiple problems to the dwellers. The condition inslum localities is pitiable. Most of the roads were impassable for the pedestrians and they have to wade through inches of stagnant water.
The citizens have called upon the TMA Administrator, TMO and other officers to wake up from slumber and ensure smooth functioning of sewerage system and desilting of open drains on daily basis so as to relieve the citizens from mental agony during the upcoming rainy season. They reminded the DCO of his promise to give new look to the city by improving sanitary conditions but his promise could not be materialised so far due to unknown reason.

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