Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah said roads via which the Muharram procession will pass should be cleared post haste.
According to the details, Murad Ali Shah lashed out at the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and other government departments after several areas in Karachi continued to resemble lakes after two days of a torrential downpour.
Murad Ali Shah directed the concerned authorities to drain the water in areas still flooded in the city. The chief minister asked why several areas in the southern district were still submerged in water.
“KMC’s Urban Disaster Response Unit does not appear to be active. Those involved in the cleanup should be made to wear specific jackets so that the public knows that the government is working,” he said.
He also directed the concerned departments to pinpoint areas where the flow of water could be stopped. “If any building is obstructing the flow of water, bulldoze it whether it is public or private. We have to fix the city no matter how drastic the measures we have to take,” Shah noted.
The chief minister also directed the senior Board of Revenue members to survey all the districts and to take note of them. He also directed all the district commissioners to ensure their areas were cleaned, especially drains which get choked due to garbage.
“Drains get cleaned because of the flow of water but plastic bags and mud chokes it,” he noted.