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The Sindh High Court has expressed its anger and frustration at the provincial government and municipal corporations for their inability to collect waste and fix the poor sewerage system following recent rains.
The court, according to reports, has immediately summoned the responsible officials from the KMC and Karachi mayor’s offices.
Justice Khadim Hussain said that Karachi was flooded during the rain due to the litter and illegal constructions across the city. He added the the inundation of the city was an irony, but the people responsible had become insensitive and had no clue about the gravity of the situation.
He also lamented that the relevant institutions were only busy passing the buck on to each other, wondering if they saw that the vehicles had submerged in the rainy water.
The justice went on to say that people’s valuables and belongings had been swept away by the rainy water.
Justice Khadim Hussain also asked the government’s lawyer about the arrangements made to dispose of the offal of the sacrificial animals.
The lawyer responded that the government had yet to provide the required funds to the relevant departments, after which the matter would be dealt with.
He apprised the court that the collection of waste from District Central was the responsibility of the KMC and the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board.