Karachi rain has wreaked havoc on the city
As much as the people of Karachi enjoy the rain, the aftermath of these rainy days is miserable and ‘disastrous’ for Pakistan’s economic capital. Despite being a blessing, rain brings quite a bit of trouble for people.
This time around it’s been the second straight day that Karachi is drenched with rain
While many initially enjoyed the rainy weather it soon took a turn for the worse, with many neighborhoods of the city drowning in urban flooding. With up to 71 millimeters of rain lashing some areas, roads and infrastructure have come to a virtual standstill.
— Syeda Trimzi (@TrimiziiiSyeda) August 21, 2020
As the situation of Karachi rain worsened, many areas of the city have experienced severe flooding
Roads have been flooded and the situation has just gone from bad to worse. There are reports of thousands of vehicles being damaged due to flooding, homes of people have drowned and up to 90 people have lost their lives, according to reports.
— Karachi Walay (@kolachiwalay) August 21, 2020
— Maleeha Hashmey (@MaleehaHashmey) August 25, 2020
— Karachi Walay (@kolachiwalay) August 21, 2020
— Annus Raza (@annusraza) August 25, 2020
The rain has caused massive destruction including a terrible landslide in Gulistan-e-Johar neighborhood
A landslide near Gulistan-e-Johar’s Munawwar Chowrangi has damaged cars and motorbikes whereas no injuries or loss of life has been reported yet. Rescue efforts are also slow due to flooding, continuous raining and general incompetence of authorities.
Multiple cars and motorcycles were damaged following a landslide near Gulistan-e-Johar’s Munawwar Chowrangi after heavy monsoon
The question is who is responsible??? #PPP #SindhGovt #ImranKhan#KarachiRain pic.twitter.com/r7bYRswP3E
— Advocate Warda Abassi (@abassi_warda) August 25, 2020
— Muhammad Anwar Jokhio (@Muhamma64404156) August 22, 2020
Due to the massive Karachi rain, even hospitals are flooded
This Ladies and Gentlemen, is the prestigious Agha Khan Hospital.
Thank you #SindhGovt for that classy enjoyment for patients of agha khan hospital PPP is really much loyal to karachi even they want all to swim their street pools now haters will say that we are jealous of this superb condition of #karachi#KarachiRain #Karachi #KarachiRains pic.twitter.com/nRIS7LaYAi
— Aliza Shah (@AlizaSh123) August 25, 2020
Seeing possibly the worst monsoon spell, with far reaching damage, the people of Karachi are furious
Despite the Met Office giving warnings earlier this year of severe monsoon than usual and having seen similar situation in years past, the consistent inability of authorities to actively take efforts to prevent sustained damage to the city due to aggressive climate change is extremely infuriating, to say the least.
Yaar fuck every stake holder of this city (called or so called) and special fuck you to @PPP_Org, but who brain dead moron designs these roads. Bhai commom sense hai; mujh jesa banda (jiska urban planning aur infrastructure development se dur dur tak taluk nahin)…
— M. (@yosoymoiz) July 17, 2020
— MK (@Murtazakh98) August 25, 2020
People are blaming the PPP and MQM government for ‘destroying’ the city, after this ongoing spell of Karachi rain
Naturally, at a time of this extreme distress it’s easier to find someone to blame than collectively demand action from all political leadership. Moreover, the years of obvious negligence by PPP and MQM toward the city have led them to become easy targets of the wrath of the public.
This is nursery. Sindh government has failed us all. We need to go out and take back our rights. Karachi needs a seperate government. We never voted for PPP but still got them. It has to have it's own government. @BBhuttoZardari @AliHZaidiPTI #KarachiRain pic.twitter.com/kBAKE8DPfQ
— MUHAMMAD BILAL NASIR (@itsbilal_nasir) August 25, 2020
Thread On Karachi After Rain. Screw You PPP & MQM۔. You both destroyed my city.
— Faisi (@Faisi_Says) August 25, 2020
— معصوم بچہ.. (@iffi129) August 25, 2020
Corrupt PPP Sindh Government exposed again. They did nothing to prevent it, except busy in dividing Karachi just to gain benefit in Local government elections. #KarachiRain#کوئی_بلاول_زرداری_کوبتائے pic.twitter.com/kHzjKmwykq
— Hani Qureshi (@HaniQureshi5) August 21, 2020
People are desperately clinging to prayers and are requesting everyone to pray for Sindh
With apparent urban flooding in many neighborhoods of Karachi, people are relying on the prayers of everybody.
— Mishii99 (@Mishii99) August 25, 2020
It’s breaking my heart to see Karachi like this. It can’t get worse than this and I hope and pray it’s given in the hands of better people who understand the importance of authority. Please refrain from going outside and help anyone who’s in need. #KarachiRain
— Hadiqa Khalid (@HadiqaKhaIid) August 25, 2020
It is, indeed, a traumatizing situation for all the people present in Karachi, Sindh, and those who are witnessing this situation unfold in front of them. Sadly, the political blame game at a time of national emergency continues to divert the nation’s attention away from the actual need of the hour – action against climate change.
Team MangoBaaz is sending all the prayers and hopes for the people of Karachi, since that’s all we can do without the authorities actually taking the situation seriously.
Cover image via @Asimkh_1 via Twitter/ @kirannaz_KN via Twitter