KARACHI: (Web Desk) PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday said he hopes that the Centre will fulfil its “constitutional duty” and help Sindh’s economy get back on track, while urging Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah to ask the federal government for assistance.
His remarks come as heavy rains have killed nearly 80 people in the province.
The PPP chairman directed the chief minster to ramp up the ongoing relief activities in Sindh.
“The province should ensure timely relief to the people affected by the rains,” he said, adding that a survey should be conducted to record the damage incurred to public and private property,
The PPP chair said that the repairing of roads should be concluded at the earliest and they should be reopened for traffic.
“Although the entire province has suffered consequences from the rain, farmers have also suffered losses,” he said.
Bilawal, noting that the agricultural sector is the backbone of the country, said the farmers’ crops are inundated by rainwater.
Karachi, in particular, was in shambles as unprecedented rains continued today with many areas still flooded.
Nearly all major roads of the city, including I.I.Chungrigar Road, University Road, Shahrah-e-Faisal remained inundated well into the evening, posing a grim challenge to those who had ventured out of their homes.
At least 47 people were killed in the metropolis in various rain-related incidents, according to CM Shah.
After rain stopped 18 hours ago, the vast majority of I.I.Chundrigar Road remains inundated.
Defence Housing Authority’s Ittehad Commercial Area is also flooded.
In Naya Nazimabad, people were reported to have used boats to move from one area to another.
Moreover, several areas of Clifton and PECHS are also submerged with underpasses still awaiting drainage of water
In New Karachi and Surjani Town, the streets and small alleyways are also choked with rainwater
Resultantly, due to the stagnant water, roads in the entire city have been dealt a great deal of damage. The main arteries of Shahrah-e-Faisal and University Road, besides Gulbahar road have large patches where the road has completely sunk.