Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal to reach rain-battered Karachi immediately and oversee the cleanliness drive.
Taking to Twitter, the prime minister said that he had asked the NDMA Chairman to go to Karachi immediately and start the clean up in the aftermath of the rain.
arlier in the day, expressing deep grief over the loss of precious lives during recent rains in Karachi, Prime Minister Imran Khan assured that the centre to provide all-out cooperation in resolving the issues of the metropolis.
Sources said that PM Imran Khan made these remarks in a meeting with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail in Islamabad today. He directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to submit a detailed report on measures taken for drain cleaning in the metropolis.
Post-rain situation in Karachi, federal government-funded development projects in Sindh and other issues were discussed in the meeting, said the sources.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said,” Karachi’s problems cannot be solved without empowering the local government.” He maintained that the issues could be addressed through Article 140-A of the constitution.
It is pertinent to mention here that rain has caused havoc in the city after the city witnessed major roads and residential areas submerged in rainwater, deaths from electrocution and hours-long unannounced load shedding.