Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has instructed all the provincial governments and concerned departments to stay alert in view of heavy rains and floods across Pakistan.
In a statement, he directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to extend full support to the provincial governments in assuring the safety of the life and property of people living in low-lying areas.
In his message to the Sindh chief minister, the premier assured that the centre would provide all possible assistance to the province to overcome the difficult situation.
At a media talk yesterday, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that he was sure that the current system of rain would not cause any serious issues as “almost all the nullahs, small and big ones, including those constructed along the main arteries of the city, have been cleaned”.
He assured the people of the city that he was making all-out efforts to drain out rainwater in the minimum possible time.
“It has been raining since 5am, but our concerned officials and top bureaucracy, along with ministers, are on the roads to ensure proper disposal of rainwater,” the CM added.
The monsoon season in Pakistan this year has wreaked havoc in Sindh and Balochistan. Earlier, Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman said that rains in the provinces have broken 30-year records.