The Sindh government on Wednesday released Rs463 million funds to cope with the damages and emergency situations after heavy rain lashed different parts of Karachi.
The funds were released on the orders of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.
According to the details, Rs200 million funds had been released by the provincial government for the Solid Waste Emergency and Efficiency Project (SWEEP) on July 26.
While giving details of funds, CM Sindh in a statement, said that the government on July 2 had released Rs229 million funds to divisional commissioners.
“Out of total Rs229 million funds, Rs30 million were given to Karachi Commissioner for rain emergency measures,” said Murad Ali Shah.
“The Sindh government had released Rs four million for District East, Karachi, Sadi Town and Mehran Drain as rains had badly affected these areas last year.”
Murad Ali Shah said that he has directed the local government department to prepare a detailed plan, highlighting low-lying areas, encroachments clogging drains (nullahs) in Karachi.
“I need a solid mechanism for saving low-lying areas where rainwater has flooded the houses,” he added.