KMC gets last chance to file rejoinder in Rs100m compensation suits.

KARACHI -- A civil court has given the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation a last chance for filing its comments on twi suits filed by a citizen seeking Rs100 million compensation over the deaths of his wife and an infant son after falling into an open drain.

Muhammad Danish along with his 24-year-old wife Saman and one-month-old son Azlan had fallen in an unfenced and open drain near Qalandria Chowk on the night of July 17 last year during heavy rainfall in the city.

The man and his three-year-old daughter were rescued by locals, video of which had gone viral on the social media causing the Sindh and local government authorities' severe criticism.

The grieved man had instituted two suits seeking compensation from the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, Karachi commissioner and District Municipal Corporation (Central) commissioner.

When matter came up before Senior Civil Judge (Central) Muneer Ahmed, the KMC commissioner's lawyer requested for more time to file a written statement in the case.

The judge directed the counsel to file his written statement on the next date as a last chance and reissued a notice to the DMC commissioner for Jan 20.

In the suits, Danish demanded that the civic authorities pay him...

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