Sindh government spokesman and legal and environmental adviser Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that it rained all over the city yesterday which is a good thing for the environment and despite the rain no water has accumulated anywhere.
He said that it was not written anywhere in the local body law that one cannot be a political administrator.
He expressed these views while addressing a press conference in the committee room of Sindh Assembly Building. “I suddenly used the word rain because there was no preparation, but I am grateful to all the institutions of the city administration,” he said.
He said that due to rains on Shahra-e-Faisal, there was always a problem which the Sindh government had laid a new drainage line in the entire area of Shahra-e-Faisal due to which water did not accumulate here. No rainwater was collected till Khan Bridge.
He said that the situation at Quaid-e-Azam’s residence Wazir Mansion, II Chandragar Road, MA Jinnah Road was also better as a new drainage line was laid towards Wazir Mansion and Shahra-e-Pakistan, Nazimabad, Maripur Road were also cleared.
A small amount of water had accumulated at KDA Chowrangi but water was drained from KDA Chowrangi in two hours. He further said that KDA and Nagan Chowrangi used to suffer from rain problems but now three new outlets have been set up at KDA Chowrangi and its water has been diverted towards Gujjar Nalla. Thanks to the management of SIDCL for this.
He said that water had accumulated in one place as there was no drainage system and some help was needed in Surjani Town as water from District West and Central also flows there. “We suggest that the drainage around the green line needs to be improved in the same way that it helped SIDCL at Nagan Chowrangi,” he said.
Responding to questions from journalists, he said that people in the city have done injustice in the past. Karachi administrator Laiq Ahmed was also active on the streets yesterday. He said that Chief Minister Sindh was returning tonight at 12 o’clock. Is the job of Sindh opposition leader to conspire?
Is it the job of the Leader of the Opposition to hold important meetings in Islamabad? Did he take his CV to Islamabad? He said that it was not written anywhere in the local body law that one cannot be a political administrator.
He said that in the past Mushahidullah Khan and Faheem-uz-Zaman had been the administrators of Karachi. Who abolished the local government system in Punjab? The PTI did not allow the local bodies in its own province to complete their term. What did PTI do with the mayor of Islamabad?