KARACHI, August 29: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has directed Sindh Ministers to stay out on the streets till the last drop of rainwater is drained away from every city, town, and the village of the province.
Speaking to Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Minister Local Government Nasir Hussain Shah, and Minister Public Health Engineering Mir Shabir Ali Bijarani over the telephone, the PPP Chairman appreciated Sindh cabinet members for working on the ground through better coordination.
Local Government Minister Nasir Shah apprised the Party Chairman about the areas so far cleared from the rainwater in Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas adding that drainage operations are in full swing everywhere in the province.
Public Health Engineering Minister updated the PPP Chairman that due to an overflowing irrigation system, the drainage was slow in different parts of the province. However, all the resources available with the Public Health Engineering Department have been geared up to drain away from the rainwater besides protecting the irrigation canals from developing breaches.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari asked the Chief Minister and his Cabinet Ministers to conduct the damage assessment so that timely rehabilitation could be carried out.
Chairman PPP also expressed deep grief and sorrow over the losses of human lives in Sindh and all over the country and asked the Federal and Provincial governments to announce adequate compensations for the victims who lost their near and dear ones, and for those who lost their livelihoods during the worst monsoon rains witnessed in decades.