Rain emergency declared in Korangi district, staff alerted

KARACHI:In view of monsoon rain forecast in Karachi by Pakistan Meteorological Department on 18-19 June, Korangi Municipal Corporation administration on Thursday imposed rain emergency and cancelled leaves of all its staff.

The administration has kept all machinery ready and alerted human resource. The Administrator and Deputy Commissioner Korangi, Irfan Salam Mirani, paid a surprise visit to different areas of district Korangi where he inspected cleanliness of rainwater drains and ongoing steps for removal of garbage from roadsides and other areas.

He directed officials to monitor rainwater drains and low-lying areas to ensure smooth flow of water through drains and removal of accumulated water if rainfall occurs so that citizens could be saved from any trouble. Met office has forecast that Karachi is likely to receive moderate dust-thunderstorm-rain on 18-19 June. It warned that loose structures and billboards may experience damage due to dust-wind-storm.