After the torrential rains in some parts of Pakistan, including Karachi, relief activities are underway by the civil administration and the army, but the Meteorological Department has forecast more rains in the next two days.
In many parts of Sindh, monsoon rains have affected people’s homes, businesses and lives, while for the past two days, there have been problems of non-availability of basic necessities like electricity, gas and mobile service.
On the other hand, according to the Disaster Management Agency in Gilgit-Baltistan, the Karakoram Highway connecting Chilas to Rawalpindi is closed. Similarly, Babu Sir Top Road is also closed due to landslides. In addition, small and large flood trains have affected different areas of Skardu district.
People have been cut off from their families and friends due to disconnection in some places in Karachi. Load shedding and network outages are being linked to the effects of rain.
Federal Minister Ali Haider Zaidi said that there was no electricity in his area in Karachi since Thursday. Electric had yesterday demanded the civil administration to remove water from roads and streets so that electricity could be restored. “Urban flooding is the biggest challenge in restoring power.”
According to journalist Zubair Khan, security mobile service has been suspended in some areas of Karachi during the Muharram processions on Saturday due to security concerns. While K Electric is making efforts to restore power.