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Massive rain, flooding killed nearly 100 in Pakistan, port city inundated 

Massive rain, flooding killed nearly 100 in Pakistan, port city inundated 

By Mashal Khan 

 

 

ISLAMABAD : Massive rain and flooding across Pakistan caused huge damage including nearly 100 killed and hundreds other wounded.

 

According to state-run Radio Pakistan, at least 26 people were killed in southern Sindh and 62 other lost lives in Southwestern Balochistan province during the ongoing monsoon rain and flooding.

 

The heavy rain and flood also caused huge damage to properties and over dozen people lost lives in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province as well.

 

Footages and photos shared by local people in Karachi show, that flooding waters inundated most areas including official residents of ministers.

 

People criticized the Sindh Provincial government for their failure to resolve the drainage system issue of the city which the local people are facing for the last two decades. 

 

“There are 100s of clips from Karachi, flood-like situation in almost all areas, rainwater along with garbage entered into houses and shops. The city is presenting the worst picture. I wonder how shameless PPP is, did nothing during their 14-year rule,” one local resident tweeted.

 

According to locals, the situation in Karachi is extremely worsening as vehicles and motorcycles sank and the situation is critical across the city in low-lying areas.

 

Authorities says that unprecedented and unexpected rain spell hit the port city of Karachi, however, local residence accused the ruling Pakistan People Party and MQM who ruled on the city for decades but failed to resolve its basic issues.

 

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said he spoke with Chief Minister Sindh and discussed the ongoing critical situation in the port city of Karachi.

 

 

“Just spoke to CM Syed Murad Ali Shah. Deeply saddened by the tragic losses due to torrential rains in Karachi. I am confident that Sindh govt will rise to the occasion & bring life back to normal under the able leadership of CM Sindh. Have offered to extend every possible support,” Sharif tweeted.

 

 

However, former Prime Minister Imran Khan criticized the Sindh ruling party PPP and called the current situation is an example of their huge corruption.

 

“Flooding of Karachi bec of rains again a reflection of PPP's 14 yrs of corruption & mismanagement in governing Sindh. My govt had given Rs35bn to clean & reconstruct major nullahs but prov govt failed to perform it's task of improving solid waste disposal & cleaning minor nullahs,” Khan wrote on Twitter.

 

 

Hafiz Naeemurehman, Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi, who is also a candidate for Mayor of Karachi in upcoming local elections scheduled on July 24, accused the ruling party for neglected the port city.

 

“PPP's Rs 5,000 billion development budget, PTI's Rs 1100 billion Karachi package and MQM's 35-year-old role have flooded homes, bodies of youths are wrapped in power lines, goods of the poor have been washed away, all areas covered with mud / rubble,  Is that all we and our children are destined for? He questioned. 

 

 

 

 

Massive rain, flooding killed nearly 100 in Pakistan, port city inundated 
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