ISPR Announces Pak Army To ‘Assist Civil Admin’ In Combatting Karachi Urban Flooding
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has announced that Pakistan Army will assist the Karachi’s civil administration in “managing the urban-flooding situation” in the city.
On Thursday, the federal cabinet had approved the deployment of Pakistan Army troops in Karachi to help address the urban flooding in the metropolis due to the city’s dilapidated drainage system.
Earlier, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had sent a summary to Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the situation in Karachi. It stated: “The prime minister, on a summary submitted by the NDMA […], has been pleased to desire its disposal by circulation.”
On Wednesday, the premier had tasked the NDMA chairman with visiting Karachi and beginning its clean up. In a tweet, he said he had also asked the Pakistan Army for help.
I have asked the Pak army to also help in cleaning up the city. https://t.co/xWFKghKqDa
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 29, 2020
The premier had also asked Sindh Governor Imran Ismail to coordinate between the Centre and the provincial government to address the problems faced by the people residing in the Pakistan’s economic hub.
During a meeting at PM House, the prime minister had told the governor that the federal government “would never leave the people of Karachi alone and would make all possible efforts to mitigate their suffering”.