Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has called for better planning in Karachi before more rains next year after the current monsoon spell left the majority areas submerged in water and without power supply for nearly four days.
In a tweet on Monday, Chaudhry said, “The problem is that if the rain stops today and the situation returns to normal, we will forget everything and return to our normal life. There will be rains again next year, routine life will come to a standstill and there will be a noise. But we should learn from the situation and plan for the next year so that it does not happen.”
مسئلہ یہ ہے آج بارش ختم ہوتی ہے چند دنوں میں حالات معمول پر آ جاتے ہیں تو ہم سب کچھ بھول کر زندگی گزارنا شروع کر دیں گے، اگلے سال پھر بارشیں ہوں گی معمولات زندگی میں تعطل آۓ گا پھر شور اٹھے گا، حالانکہ ہمیں ان حالات سے سبق حاصل کر کے اگلے سال کی پلاننگ کرنی چاہئے کہ ایسا نہ ہو
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) August 31, 2020
Life virtually stopped in Karachi when day-long heavy rainfall on Thursday caused catastrophic scenes in parts of the city.
The lives and properties of residents in several low-lying areas became survivors of severe danger due to the threat of flooding as the rickety drainage system of the provincial capital has almost collapsed.
Furthermore, the largest city of Sindh, Karachi that is also the economic hub of Pakistan portrayed Venice due to flooded streets and Nullahs. At least 20 people in 3 days have been killed in the rain-related incidents.