PTI government’s plan to clear Karachi’s nullahs, riverbeds to start in Sept

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that he has reviewed the plan by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to clear Karachi’s nullahs and riverbeds and that work on it will begin by September. The federal minister revealed on Twitter that the work will be completed within one year and will “solve problem of Karachi drowning ever time it rains heavily”.

“Largest tax paying city of Pakistan deserves better than what it is facing today,” he said.

The Met Office confirmed that the 90-year record of the monsoon downpour had been broken after Tuesday’s rainfall in Karachi this year.

The 90-year record was broken after a 345mm downpour was recorded at Karachi’s PAF Faisal Base in August this year, making it the wettest month since 1931, which was previously recorded rainfall up to to 298.4mm in 1984.

Source: Geo TV