PM Imran Khan directs Pakistan Army, NDMA to clean up Karachi

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed Pakistan Army and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to clean up Karachi after torrential rain spell.

PM Imran Khan took to social media to announce that he has instructed Pakistan Army and Chairman NDMA to clean up the metropolis after the city has been hampered with torrential rain and urban flooding that followed.

“I have asked the NDMA Chairman to go to Karachi immediately and start the clean up in the aftermath of the rain,” he tweeted.

The premier has also directed Pakistan Army to assist civilian administration in cleaning up the city witnessed surreal scenes of urban flooding, cars drowning and streets loitered with garbage and sewage waste as almost all if not every drain overflew due to heavy rains.

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The development comes as earlier, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail met with PM Imran khan and briefed the premier of the damage caused by urban flooding in the metropolitan city.

Prior to this, on Wednesday, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah approved the allocation of  Rs 463 million to deal with the aftermath of torrential rains in Karachi.

Meanwhile Sindh Local Government Minister Nasir Hussain Shah has also apologized to Karachiites for the inconvenience and damage caused by heavy rains in the city.