KARACHI: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) teams started the operation to clear Gujjar Nullah in Karachi today, a few days after PM Imran directed the authority to clean the city.
NDMA teams along with the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) reached Gujjar nullah to unclog the drains in the city before the fourth spell of rain is forecast to hit Karachi later this week.
Heavy machines are being used by the teams involved in cleaning the drains, to lift the trash and shift it to the city’s landfill sites.
Last week, Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed NDMA chairman to visit Karachi and launch a cleanup operation after rain wreaked havoc in the metropolis.
The primier’s directive had come after the reports of deaths, electrocution and flooded roads came from the city following heavy rain last week.
Chairman NDMA Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal while addressing a press conference on Sunday had said local corps of Pakistan Army had also been tasked to work alongside NDMA and FWO teams to give relief to the people from flash floods.