The com­ing mon­soons

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - AB­DUL SALAM

The Met-of­fice has pre­dicted that the mon­soons will be­gin in July. How­ever, 10 to 20% above the nor­mal rain­fall is ex­pected in Sindh, Pun­jab and Balochis­tan. It means the com­ing mon­soons will be strong and flesh flood may be pos­si­ble but even then the Sindh Gov­ern­ment has not taken any se­ri­ous step to take pre-emp­tive mea­sures to counter any pos­si­ble danger­ous sit­u­a­tion.

The drainage sys­tems of Hyderabad and Karachi are in a mis­er­able con­di­tion and would not be able to cater to the bur­den of heavy rain­falls. If there is some light rain­fall in Karachi, the huge traf­fics jams are wit­nessed due to the spoilt drainage sys­tem. Be­cause of the in­ac­tion of the gov­ern­ment, the bliss­ful rains be­come a haz­ardous strain for the res­i­dents. The gov­ern­ment of Sindh needs to be a bit proac­tive and un­der­take nec­es­sary re­pairs and up­lift­ing of drainage sys­tems be­fore com­ing of mon­soons. — Dadu

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