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Govt putting all efforts to develop Karachi from scratch, says Sindh governor

  • Ismail says PM is monitoring city's situation on a daily basis and will announce Karachi Transformation Plan during his visit
Published September 1, 2020

(Karachi) Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said that the federal government is putting all efforts to develop Karachi from scratch and bring back its lost glory.

Addressing media persons along with Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar on Tuesday, he said that the recent rain spell was not normal as more than 400 millimeters of rainfall lashed the city bringing widespread destruction.

The governor pointed out that keeping in view the damage caused by the downpour, it has been classified as level 2. "No city in the world could cope with rain system of such intensity," he stated.

He added that the government will distribute ration to 0.1 million people in Karachi and will continue to facilitate them in every possible manner.

Ismail highlighted that Prime Minister Imran Khan is monitoring Karachi's situation on a daily basis and he is expected to visit the metropolis soon. "The PM will announce Karachi Transformation Plan during his visit which has been prepared by taking all stakeholders on board," he mentioned.

To a question, the Sindh governor said that an honest person will be deputed as administrator of the city and for the purpose, discussions are being held.

Speaking on the occasion, Sarwar said that Punjab government stands with people of Karachi in this hour of need. He added, "We will not leave people in Sindh alone and would make efforts to provide relief to them."

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