Sindh governor alerts CM Murad ahead of Karachi rains

By: News Desk      Published: 02:34 PM, 20 Jun, 2021
Sindh governor alerts CM Murad ahead of Karachi rains
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Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has called upon all stakeholders to come together and work jointly as the monsoon season draws near.

In a letter written to Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Imran Ismail said everyone should work jointly in a bid to avert tragic incidents like last year’s during heavy rainfall in Karachi ahead of fresh monsoon spell.

The governor shared how heavy rainfall in Karachi last year led to tragic incidents and asked the chief minister to mobilize all concerned institutions. “Saving the lives of the citizens is among the top priorities of the government,” he said.

Imran Ismail said that cleaning of nullahs and removal of encroachments alongside them on the Supreme Court’s order will help in taking concrete measures to avert last year’s situation.

“K-Electric, HESCO and SEPCO have been directed to take necessary measures ahead of monsoon spell in Karachi and avoid loadshedding during the rain,” he said.

The governor further shared that cantonment boards have also been directed to deal with rain-related issues. “It is time for all stakeholders to work jointly,” he said while assuring complete support in this regard from the federal government.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted that Karachi is likely to receive more than usual rainfall this monsoon season.

The first spell of monsoon rains in Karachi is expected between 27 and 30 June.