Rain: Karachi administrator removed from post, CM takes notice

Many areas, such as Landhi, Korangi and Liaqatabad are still without electricity.

Web Desk August 03, 2013
Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh Qaim Ali Shah removed Karachi administrator, Hashim Raza Zaidi from his post due to failure of managing post-rain crisis, reported Express News on Saturday.

The chief minister also suspended Director Municipal Services Masood Alam from his post.

The number of deaths due to the rain is expected to rise, as three children have already lost lives in separate incidents of roof collapse and electrocution.

Many areas, such as Landhi, Korangi and Liaqatabad are still without electricity and it is expected that some time will be taken before things can return to normal.

The CM has taken a notice of the situation in Karachi and relief work in parts of the city is expected to begin soon.

Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui had declared an emergency in the city following flooding on roads caused by a spell of monsoon rain.


Ali Baloch | 10 years ago | Reply

@Omer: I asked my Uncle civil engineer and according to him this argument is absurd as Pumping stations are constructed near Interstate Highways not in the cities, and in cities they use culverts. while the under passes were being constructed they used round culverts which were of low capacity and quality to save time and money and Karachi will keep suffering because we found an "anokha ladla" for mayor.

Ali Baloch | 10 years ago | Reply

@masood: First of all you need to correct yourself I live in both Lyari and Shara E Faisal. I did not mention any specific area but since you want to make it a "us v/s them" situation please enlighten me why is it that the most badly affected areas are those where MQM has claimed to done "miracles"???. As far as you claim on Mustafa Kamal and Nisar Khoro is concerned this is entirely rubbish! Mustafa Kamal wanted to build new nalas specifically in those areas where PPP had support in the guise of "development" Nisar Khoro had suggested an alternate plan which would have an impact on MQM stron holds and he made a huge fuss as how "Karanchi" was being targeted by "The Big Bad Feudal Lords of Interior Sindh". Since you live near Shara E faisal I suggest you visit Mahmood Abad 6 Number and see a nala there and tell me why is it that no one ever talks about encroachment in mqm controlled areas where as in the name of encroachment Baloch and Sindhi families living in Kulachi for 100's of years are targetted with out even proper documentation.

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