Celebs in shock over inundated Karachi

By: News Desk      Published: 12:30 PM, 28 Aug, 2020
Celebs in shock over inundated Karachi

Torrential rain lashed Karachi for many days, causing widespread flooding, as downpours in August shattered the 90-year-old record for the city. 

Thursday marked the third day of heavy rain this week, during which more nearly two dozen people have died while residents have been forced to abandon their homes.

However many celebrities have raised their concern on the current situation of rain in the city. 

Taking to Twitter, cricketer Shahid Afridi wrote: “We also saw this city being destroyed like this in our childhood and it is a shame that now our children are also witnessing its destruction! Regardless of political affiliations, the country's largest and most revenue-generating city has proved to be the administration's biggest failure.”

Actor Ali Rehman tweeted, “Karachi goes through the same bittersweet predicament every time it rains, every single year for as long as I can remember. How does the largest city in Pakistan have the worst planning & development in the country? We all know the answer, we just wish for it to change.”

Actress Ayesha Omar tweeted that she loves the rain, but she is worried about the struggles people face. “I’m torn. I love, love the rain but it kills me to see what my city and its people have to go through, after. It’s heart-breaking. It’s so unfair”.

Social activist and Wasim Akram’s wife Shaniera Akram tweeted a clip of the streets flooded with water. Alongside the clip she wrote, “Electrocution, drowning, irreversible damage to property, poisoning, cross-contamination, hepatitis, dysentery, typhoid, risk of the polio outbreak, not to mention the diseases associated with mosquito infestation like dengue and malaria! How is Karachi not in a state of emergency?”