Rain emergency work to continue in night hours


KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said due to emergency situation all municipal organizations would carry on cleaning of rainwater drains in the night hours also and their concerned offices would work round the clock.

He was speaking in a joint meeting of officers from KMC, DMCs, KW&SB and District Council at Civic Centre on Wednesday which was also attended by Metropolitan Commissioner Samiuddin Siddiqui.

Siddiqui directed the concerned department to remove the hoardings installed on the pavements. He said the chief engineer of KMC should work as focal person with the district administrator in each district.

He said the cleaning of drains was a test for all municipal bodies including KMC, therefore, they must incorporate all the available machinery and manpower in this work and especially the DMCs should ensure cleanliness in their jurisdiction.

He said all civic organizations were working for the same goal that was to serve the citizens.

He also directed to make preparations for the cleaning and fumigation works after the rains.

Commissioner Karachi said action should be taken against the chief sanitary inspector in case the sanitary condition was found to be unsatisfactory.

The district administrators apprised him about the development works being carried out in their respective district.