Mehwish Hayat fumes at rain situation in Karachi

By: News Desk      Published: 01:09 PM, 18 Jul, 2020
Mehwish Hayat fumes at rain situation in Karachi

Pakistani superstar Mehwish Hayat has always been vocal about many political and social issues including what's happening in occupied Kashmir.

This time, the actress has expressed her anger over the massive traffic jam, power outages, inundated roads and other issues after heavy rain battered the port city of Karachi.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: “We get some Karachi rain & the 7th largest city in the world grinds to a halt. Roads flood, Cars drown, and people get electrocuted, power outages.”

The Load Wedding actress urged the Sindh government, DHA and Cantt board for action saying “SINDH Govt, DHA, Cantt Board.. please get your act together & resolve this now!”

She further said, “We generate the most revenue in the country we deserve better!”

Heavy rain battered the port city on Friday, leaving major roads flooded and causing power outages.

No loss of human life was immediately reported in the second rain spell of the season, however a wall of a building located in II Chundrigar Road collapsed, damaging a number of cars parked nearby badly damaged.

The city received a maximum 63.5mm of rain at PAF Faisal Base, Saddar (41.0mm), Gulshan-i-Hadeed (40.0mm), Landhi (40.0mm), Karachi MOS (28.0mm), University Road (16.0mm), Jinnah Terminal (15.0mm), Nazimabad (9.0mm), Masroor Base (5.7mm) and North Karachi (traces).

In a twitter statement, K-Electric said that heavy rains and winds were “causing power disruption throughout the city”. It said some of its feeders were switched off for “safety reasons”. “Teams are working for swift restoration of power,” the power utility added.

In a statement, Sindh Minister for Local Government Nasir Hussain Shah said efforts were being made to bring the situation back to normal following the heavy rain and that drainage of rainwater was continuing due to a “comprehensive strategy”.

He said the administrations of all district were fully active while the process of cleaning storm drains was continuing uninterrupted.