Terming it a failure of the Sindh government, the Supreme Court tasked the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to clean Karachi’s all storm-water drains and removal of respective encroachments in a period of three months.
Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed, a three-judge bench has set and directed the provincial government to extend cooperation to the NDMA while ensuring the resettlement of all the affected people.
The CJP remarked were non-favorable for the provincial government, saying that the existing authorities are failed to maintain the basic infrastructure of Karachi; even after more than 7 decades, basic rights and facilities are not being provided to Karachites.
The court expressed extreme rudeness and displeasure over the deteriorating sanitation system and unnecessary encroachments on public spaces, for which the Sindh government is failed to maintain.
Saying Karachi has turned into a goth, attorney general proposed for considering legal, constitutional options to fix the city’s woes
According to a report submitted by Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani, there are 38 main drains/nullahs in the city and 514 small drains; three of the major drains are being cleaned by NDMA.