Celebs call for accountability following days of darkness in Karachi

Many are calling out K-Electric and other authorities for their incompetence

Entertainment Desk August 31, 2020

Darkness cannot drive out darkness but when the light ceases to return, the residents of Karachi have no option but to make sure they are heard - if not seen.

During the record-breaking monsoon rains, Karachi’s upscale areas — Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and Clifton — received 245 millimetres (mm) of rain on August 27, according to a private meteorologist. Due to the unprecedented torrential falls, most parts of the metropolis including posh neighbourhoods remained submerged in water and faced power outages.

Five days later, electric supply of several areas including parts of DHA, Clifton, Malir, Korangi, Landhi, Surjani Town and Scheme 33 haven't been restored.

Thus, following the protests staged near the KPT Underpass and Sharah-e-Faisal earlier, another peaceful protest is taking place today. Several celebrities have taken it upon themselves to encourage their followers to voice their concerns via the peacefull protest or other mediums amid the devastation.

They have also asked the authorities to either resign or restore the situation, especially given the taxes they pay.

"Not ONE resignation from the authorities in Karachi. You can’t shame the shameless," wrote actor Anoushey Ashraf angrily. "Every person who calls Karachi their home needs to attend the peaceful protests and demand better," she added.

"5th day without electricity in our area in Bath Island," informed veteran actor and producer Samina Ahmad.

Among his series of tweets against the authorities, actor Aijaz Aslam also asked, "Who is responsible for the mess in DHA Karachi. People are suffering till now with no electricity on the 4th day and no water drainage."

Once again, Ayesha Omar called for accountability in times of darkness. "It’s time for accountability. It’s time to speak up. It’s time to take ownership. It’s time to demand our rights. Its time to heal. It’s time," she wrote.

Tamgha-e-Imtiaz recipient Mehwish Hayat, on the other hand, lashed out at the ones responsible for restoration. "My anger knows no abounds. How can a modern city like #Karachi not have the infrastructure to cope with rain in 2 day's age? Our suffering over the past few days proves that those responsible need to be held accountable! Heads have to roll or this’ll keep happening.Enough is enough!" she concluded.

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Tahir | 2 years ago | Reply

Every cities in Pakistan don't have storm management system,which needs trillion dollars . Federal government should manage to give attention to infrastructure and spend defence budget,which is 80 percent in megacities .CM Sindh is civil engineer,He should give feasibility report for infrastructure cost and design in Karachi to federal minister in written. For electricity KE electric is federal government domain.Nationilze every thing in the country if you want to control costs and want to provide everything at v low cost.

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