KARACHI: The city received monsoon showers on the second day, Tuesday afternoon, adding to the problems for the citizens as majority of the areas are flooded with rain water.
The lack of the required drain system and the existing rain nullahs being chocked with millions of tons of garbage, along with shattered sewerage system have literarily put the inhabitants — especially of low-lying and congested areas – to tough test. The rain and sewage mix has entered many houses.
The roads and streets in the majority areas of the city are swamped with rain water.
The most of the areas of the city are without electricity for last two day including the most of business centers and industrial zones. Even, I.I.Chundrigar Road area where many media houses including government News Agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) are located is without power since Monday morning as the light rain started in the city.
Because of electricity shutdown, the water pumping and supply system had almost become non-functional; leaving the people in great trouble.
Today’s heavy showers have worsen the situation in the city, where the City Government and Sindh Government bodies/agencies taking care of the civic issues have poorly perfomed.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah along with his Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani and a group of senior officers from the concerned civic agencies, and Mayor of Karachi Waseem Akhtar were seen visiting the city.
But the situation remained same and instead they were busy in shifting the responsibility on each other.
After the monsoon rain, the situation at the cattle markets housing thousands of sacrificial animals was also not different.
The traders were seen worried about the animals; fearing spread of different diseases due to stagnant rain water and mud. There was also shortage of feed and water for the animals.
The buyers saw the situation in their favour and hoped that the prices of the sacrificial animals shall come down to their affordability.