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CM Sindh directs DC’s to provide maximum help to flood victims


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

31st Aug, 2020. 01:14 pm
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Murad Ali Shah

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has directed concerned deputy commissioners to provide maximum help to the people.

According to the details, Murad Ali Shah telephoned DCs of Tharparkar, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Badin, and Sujawal after a heavy downpour.

Murad Ali Shah directed the officials to remain on their toes and provide relief to the rain-hit people.

He also directed to evacuate stranded masses in the rain-hit areas to safer places and ensure the provision of food, water, and tents for them.

The deputy commissioners were advised to give an hourly report about relief work to him (CM Sindh).

Several cities of Sindh including Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Badin, Sujawal, Larkana, Thatta, Jacobabad and others have also witnessed rain after which the water has flooded different localities.

Earlier on Sunday Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister Sindh said that efforts are ongoing to drain out rainwater from all areas of Karachi’s Kharadar by this evening.

During his visit to Old City areas, CM Sindh, speaking to media officials said Kharadar’s drainage system chocked after the record torrential downpour in the metropolis, due to which rainwater accumulated on the locality’s streets.

He said at least 20 vehicles of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) have been deployed to clear the area.

He is well aware of the hardships locals have been going through due to flooded streets, he maintained.

CM Murad Ali Shah said he himself headed out on a tour of the area due to the difficulties faced by the residents of the area.

He said he had directed all relevant institutions to speed up the process of drainage of rainwater.

Meanwhile, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Chief Minister Raja Farooq Haider telephoned CM Murad Ali Shah and expressed sadness over the loss of life and property during the latest spell of monsoon.

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