Media presented wrong impression of Karachi submergence: ministers
KARACHI: Provincial Ministers Saeed Ghani and Syed Nasir Hussain Shah have said that after the recent rains, the way the media was given the impression that Karachi was submerged, nothing happened but this year the situation was much better than last year. And except for a few low-lying areas, the drainage work was completed within two and a half hours of rain. Drainage cleaning was started from July 3 in collaboration with the World Bank and has been completed at 78 choking points of 38 major drains of the city while the rest of the city’s DMC level drains have been cleaned.
The Chief Minister of Sindh has also released special funds for this purpose. No member of the PTI, including the Chawal Wazir, was seen on the streets during the rains, while more than four committees set up by the Prime Minister for Karachi in the last two years have done nothing so far for the city. Not visible Claiming to clear millions of tons of garbage from drains; Chawal Wazir delivered only 20,000 tons of garbage to the landfill site during the cleanup and the remaining millions of tons he spread in the streets and alleys of the city. A private channel is currently playing the role of PTI’s B team and it is misleading the people under an organized conspiracy against the Sindh government. These views were expressed by the two provincial ministers while addressing a press conference at the Sindh Assembly Auditorium on Wednesday.
On this occasion, a documentary was also presented to the media regarding the work of cleaning the drains started by the Local Government Department. On the occasion, Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that after the recent rains, water accumulated in the low lying areas of the city and it caused inconvenience to the people. We apologize to them but the way the media reported the rain. The situation in Karachi was not like that later.
He said that in the past, when it rained so much, the city’s roads were flooded for several days and even the flights and rail system were paralyzed, but this time it did not happen and the city’s main highways, including Drainage work was completed in 2 to 2.5 hours as soon as the rains stopped from most of areas. However, some areas including Orangi Town, Liaquatabad, Federal B Area, PECHS and other low lying areas were flooded and Drainage work has also been completed through dewatering pumps. “Yesterday, I visited different parts of the city with friends of the media and in Soldier Bazaar, where there was a problem due to overflow of the drain, there were large stones that fell on the pipes of the drain while cleaning the drain,” he said. They were removed. He said that there have been incidents in the past where some conspiratorial groups have been making such moves to gloss over their politics and criticize the PPP government in Sindh.
He said that Nazimabad, KDA Chowrangi, Nagan Chowrangi where water comes from the hills and due to the green line service in these areas, water has entered the surrounding settlements due to water coming from both sides. Steps are being taken to prevent this from happening again.