Pakistan Army has been called to assist the civil administration in dealing with the urban flooding situation in the business hub of the country, announced the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
According to the military’s media wing, the armed forces have been summoned in the city to assist the civil administration in dealing with the urban flooding situation.
Separately, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday after Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan tasked him to clean rain-hit Karachi.
According to the CM House spokesman, the meeting was also attended by Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah.
They discussed the situation developed in the city in the aftermath of the two-day rainfall that saw urban flooding in parts of the city.
It is pertinent to mention here that Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday asked NDMA to extend help in cleaning rain-battered Karachi.
Taking to Twitter, the prime minister directed the NDMA chairman to reach Karachi immediately and oversee the cleanliness drive.
“I have asked the Pak Army to also help in cleaning up the city,” he said.
Sindh Minister Saeed Ghani at that time responded to the move saying that he does not know why the premier has asked Pakistan Army to assist the cleanliness of the metropolis.