Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 80 people were killed in monsoon rains across the province.
Addressing a press conference with provincial ministers in Karachi, Murad Ali Shah said that 47 people have lost their lives since the first spell of rains in Karachi since July 6, adding that 17 deaths occurred in Karachi yesterday during rains while in Sindh as a whole.
“I offer my condolences to the families of the 80 people killed and injured during the monsoon spell and extend my heartfelt condolences to those who have been affected,” The CM said
He said that there was heavy rain in the last day, a total of more than 150 mm of rain fell in the whole of Karachi.
He said that he visited the city during the rain spell yesterday, then visited different areas of Karachi at night, caused heavy damage due to rains, rains also caused damage in rural Sindh and mud houses collapsed, he also promised people to solve the problems under his supervision.
Murad Ali Shah said that the Sindh government has ordered a survey of the damage caused by rains across the province, more damage was done in posh areas, shopkeepers have suffered a lot, crops of small landowners in rural areas have been damaged and the mud houses have collapsed.
He said that he would survey all the losses and make a report and put it before the federal government, form a committee to help the people.
The Sindh Chief Minister said that this is a national disaster, there is a lot of work to be done in Karachi, the federal government should help us.
He said that no one has done as much for Karachi as we have done in the last 12 years.
In response to a question, he said that the administrator will be appointed by the Sindh government, the Sindh government has the authority to appoint an administrator, the governor does not have the authority to talk about the appointment of an administrator, but the federal government can be consulted.