A day after raging downpours wreaked havoc in Karachi, the civil administration, with the help of Pakistan Army and Rangers personnel, managed to clear most areas of the metropolis affected by torrential rains.
“Pakistan Army and Pakistan Rangers Sindh teams with de-watering equipment are busy round the clock to assist civil administration in clearing of areas affected by rain,” military’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
Delving into the details of the progress, it said Liaqatabad No 10, Gharibabad underpass, Kabili Town Block 5, Petrol Pump Chorangi, Nauras Chorangi, Old Golimar Chorangi, Nagin Chowrangi and Power House Chorangi areas were cleared.
The communiqué further said the Aurangi and Gujjar Nullah were being regulated while de-watering was in progress at Ayesha Manzil, Nazimabad Underpass, Golimar Chorangi, North Karachi UC 13, Landikotal and Saadi Town areas.
As monsoon rains continued to lash the city on Thursday, the Karachi administration requested the Pakistan Army’s assistance to conduct rescue and relief activities in the city.
“The Karachi administration requested the army to assist them in managing torrential rain effects in the city,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Thursday.
The army is extending its full assistance and water extraction pumps have been immediately dispatched.“The Chief of Army Staff has directed provision of all out assistance for helping citizens,” reads the statement said.