Sindh: Government to help revamp Karachi’s drainage system

Karachi: The Sindh Government has said that it will extend wholehearted support to the army-led National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in its drive to revamp the drainage network of the city.

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The NDMA was first asked by Prime Minister Imran Khan to launch emergency relief work in the aftermath of heavy monsoon rains in Karachi late last month while now it has been mandated by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to clean drains of the city so to avoid situation of urban flooding.

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Sindh Information and Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on behalf of the provincial government assured full support to the NDMA in its drive to improve sanitation conditions in Karachi. He chaired a top-level meeting to review the on-going sanitation campaign in the city including cleaning of the drains. Two senior NDMA officials who belong to the Pakistan Army also attended the meeting.

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While chairing the meeting, Shah said that not just the Sindh government but all its relevant subsidiary civic institutions including the district municipal corporations, Sindh Solid Waste Management Board, Karachi Water & Sewerage Board, and other municipal agencies in the city would render full cooperation to the NDMA in its campaign to clean the drains and to take other steps to improve civic conditions in Karachi.

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He said that the Sindh government would fully welcome and support any person or institution, which come forward to lend support to it for providing relief to the people of Karachi.

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He said a full-fledged operation would soon be launched to demolish encroachments on the drains of the city to allow quick disposal of rainwater.

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He added that all the concerned political parties were on the same page with the government on the issue of encroachments on the drainage system of Karachi and that once removed from the drainage system should not reappear.

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He said that necessary precautions would be adopted to make sure that if a building partially encroaches upon the land of drainage system then it should not be fully demolished to safeguard the legitimate public interests to the maximum possible extent.

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He was of the opinion that the Sindh government’s task to end encroachments on drainage system of Karachi had become much simplified after the clear-cut directives of the apex judiciary in this regard.

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Besides the officials of the NDMA, the meeting was attended by Sindh Local Government Secretary Roshan Ali Shaikh, Karachi’s Commissioner Iftikhar Ali Shalwani, Director of World Bank-assisted project CLICK (Competitive and Liveable City of Karachi) Zubair Channa.

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