PM tells army and NDMA to help Karachi
A flooded street in Karachi after Sunday's rain.–File photo
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed the Pakistan Army and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to lead rescue and relief efforts in Karachi after urban flooding in the metropolis.
The prime minister said in a tweet later in the evening that he has tasked the NDMA and the Pakistan Army with cleanliness of Karachi after urban flooding caused by a heavy rain left the Sindh capital in a total mess.
I have asked the Pak army to also help in cleaning up the city. https://t.co/xWFKghKqDa— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 29, 2020
Earlier, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail held a meeting with the prime minister in Islamabad. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry also attended the meeting.
The Sindh governor briefed the prime minister about the situation arising out of urban flooding after heavy rain in Karachi over the weekend. The prime minister directed the NDAM chairman to present him a detailed report on the condition of rainwater channels in Karachi.
The prime minister said the federal government would not leave Karachi alone in this difficult time. He said the federal government would take every possible step to resolve the issues that people of Karachi are facing right now.