Building Resilience In Karachi Should Be Prime Focus: Sherry.

KARACHI -- Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman on Monday said building resilience in Karachi should be the prime focus of the government as the city had witnessed the worst of disasters during the three monsoon spells.

The minister accompanied by the Prime Minister's Needs AssessAment Committee, visited various areas affected by urban flooding in Karachi following the mon-soon spells in July.

After a presentation at the OfAfice of the Commissioner Karachi division, that discussed an overAall summary of the rainfall, the issues at hand and relief meaAsures taken, Minister Rehman exApressed that the city was brought close to a breaking point and unAfortunately, we will see more rainAfall during August.

Karachi recorded a historic 600+ mm of overall rainfall, it takes much less than that for urban flooding to happen. What we are experiencing in Karachi is another unprecedentAed climate change event.'

Speaking to the media, during the visit of the federal ministers and advisors, to Karachi division to assess the damages caused by the unprecedented monsoon rains all over the country, Minister Rehman stressed.

'Karachi is the largest tax-paying city in Pakistan. Safety and protecAtion of all citizens in Karachi is the responsibility of all institutions and it is their right to question the institutions. We will conduct a short-term, medium and long-term needs assessment...

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