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Karachi Rains: World Bank assures Sindh govt of full cooperation


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

02nd Sep, 2020. 06:11 pm
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Karachi Rains: World Bank assures Sindh govt of full cooperation

The Sindh Chief Minister requested the World Bank to conduct an urban property survey in Karachi, to which the World Bank Country Director assured the Sindh government of all possible cooperation.

According to details, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had a meeting with the new country director of the World Bank on the video link, in which the Chief Minister said that he had done irrigation projects with the World Bank and Karachi Transformation Strategy projects had started.

Murad Ali Shah said that August rains in Karachi broke previous records, heavy rains caused severe damage to infrastructure, rains in Mirpur Khas, Badin, Sanghar, Umerkot also caused devastation, heavy rains destroyed agriculture in Sindh.

He urged the World Bank to cooperate with the Sindh government in improving the infrastructure in rural areas and urban areas.

The Sindh Chief Minister requested the World Bank to conduct an urban property survey in Karachi, to which the World Bank Country Director assured the Sindh government of all possible cooperation and said that we value the partnership with Sindh.

Note that, the city’s dilapidated infrastructure has been destroyed due to torrential rains.

rains in Karachi have ruined the appearance of the city, main roads are in a state of disrepair, water has accumulated in underpasses while drainage work from many highways and areas has not been completed yet.

Even two days after the rains, the low-lying and suburban areas, as well as the posh areas and their societies, are underwater. On the other hand, many roads in the city are in a state of disrepair.

Several feet of stagnant water is standing in Posh Societies, PECHS, Gulistan Zafar Society, Scheme 33, North Nazimabad, Defense and Clifton. The administration has not yet been able to drain the rainwater. In many areas, roads are flooded and domestic houses are submerged.

In Defense, Federal B Area, New Karachi, the property was damaged due to water intrusion in houses, water in the basement of many houses and the vehicles of citizens were also broke down, several areas were flooded.

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