Public figures speak up for Karachi
As Karachi remains in a terrible state due to urban flooding triggered by heavy rains in recent days, national figures are now speaking up for Karachi and Karachiites, raising questions about the authorities’ ability to deliver and provide relief in the face of the natural disaster.
Well-known journalist, political commentator and TV host Najam Sethi could not keep himself from commenting on the situation in Karachi.
Karachi is drowning. Punjab is next...who is to blame? India?— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) August 28, 2020
Veteran TV actor and model Faysal Quraishi voiced his concern about the water crisis in the city after the rain lashed the city and electricity went out.
Na paani aata hey na paani jata hey ...— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) August 28, 2020
Faisal earlier took to Twitter to vent his anger on 54 hours of power out in Karachi.
Big shoutout for @KElectricPk its been 54 hrs now and no electricity ...burning diesel searching diesel for generator...and paying electricity bills in thousands and thousands..is’nt it amazing ??— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) August 29, 2020
Outspoken TV anchor Mubasher Lucman questioned absence of PTI MNAs from the scenes of disaster in Karachi.
Famous TV anchor and political analyst Kamran Khan complained about PTI and PPP rulers’ apathy towards Karachi.
Karachi made President Arif Alvi PM Imran Khan Governor Ismail Ministers Zaidi Vawda Now you don’t care for us! Bilawel Murad don’t care either! Milking cow Karachi now dying but not before taking you all down, just 2 minutes listen Noor Mandviwala the true daughter of Karachi pic.twitter.com/lwix7BenEh— Kamran Khan (@AajKamranKhan) August 29, 2020
Shaniera Akram, wife of legendary cricketer Wasim Akram, feels clueless about who will come forward and solve Karachi’s problems. She took to Twitter multiple times to express her desperation at the situation in the largest city and financial hub of Pakistan.
We are all asking ourselves the same question over and over again! Who’s going to step up and fix Karachi ????— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) August 28, 2020
In another tweet, Shaniera shared a video message by legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram for the “underwater Karachi city” and people of Karachi.
Earlier, Shaniera took to Twitter to explain what it feels to be in a situation like Karachiites are in nowadays.
We are seeing horror stories on twitter only. Imagine the people now in the dark, no phones, no lights, inundated with the weight of water consuming homes, their streets and their businesses. We pray for them to get through the night— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) August 27, 2020
Shaniera took to Twitter again to warn Karachiites about the next spell of rain in the port city.
More rain to come. Protect yourselves and your families. Use sand bags, cover electricity sockets and If you are not safe in your homes get to somewhere you that you are. It’s now about saving lives https://t.co/MrRfq37IgK— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) August 28, 2020
TV actress and model Ushna Shah said she trusts Prime Minister Imran Khan and her promises when it comes to dealing with crisis situations and she is hopeful he will deliver.
(Read his complete thread). When it comes to crisis situations & following through with his promises, he does the job! I believe him. https://t.co/cLf1d8TiMr— Ushna Shah (@ushnashah) August 27, 2020