KMC unable to clear storm water drains due to shortage of funds: Mayor.

 
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KARACHI -- Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar has said that the monsoon rains is about to start, but cleaning of drains has not started yet, KMC does not have funds for cleaning of drains. Addressing a press conference at Frere Hall here on Saturday, he said that no funds were being released to KMC, said a statement.

He said that the KMC would not be able to clean Karachi's storm drains due to lack of funds, so the Sindh government was requested to release immediate funds in this regard.

He said that the problem of cleaning rainwater drains needed to be addressed immediately and govt have to take practical steps to control the situation in time. KMC was looking to the Sindh government in this regard, he added.

Wasim Akhter said that the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had issued a warning and if the cleaning of...

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