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Who’s to blame for innocent lives lost in Karachi rain?

August 14, 2019
Who’s to blame for innocent lives lost in Karachi rain?

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People who lost loved ones during the torrential rainfall in Karachi continue to seek justice but to no avail as none of the authorities are ready to accept the blame for the deaths caused by electrocution.

At least 12 people died after heavy monsoon rains battered Karachi on Saturday and Sunday before Eidul Azha.

Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar has appealed the authorities to arrest the K-Electric high-ups over their negligence during the rains. The K-Electric management is only minting money without caring the human lives, he said, adding that the power utility needs to improve its system.

“K-Electric is responsible for the deaths of innocent people,” he said. Akhtar remarked that strict action should be taken against the company’s management.

On August 13, Akhtar, along with the bereaved father of Hamza—who died due to electrocution in Defense area—went to the Darakshan police station and registered an FIR against the chief executive officer, chairperson, and owner of K-Electric.

Related: KMC, KE embroiled in a power struggle over unpaid bills

The power utility, on the other hand, has held the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation responsible for the deaths of people during rains.

The city government has failed to drain out the rainwater accumulated for long hours in different areas of Karachi, a KE employee said in a statement.

“Despite several intimations and requisitions, the city government did not pay any heed towards draining out the rainwater in different areas which created problems for the K-Electric teams as well as for the people”, the representative added.

The tussle between K-Electric and KMC has been ongoing since June, when the K-Electric disconnected the power supply to KMC’s head office and other offices because of the city government’s failure to pay its electricity bills. The company claimed that KMC owes it Rs580 million for 71 connections.

In response, the anti-encroachment department carried out an operation against the K-Electric offices on the city government’s land among other public places.

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5 Comments

  1. Avatar
      Naeem Azid  August 14, 2019 10:36 pm/ Reply

    MQM is responsible for the death of the innocent lives in Karachi.

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      Thomas  August 15, 2019 3:54 pm/ Reply

    You can not only MQM for it, PPP Plays the major role in Sindh also. Than come the K-Electric who removed all the quality cables from karachi few years back and sold it. So everyone is playing there role to destroy Karachi.

  3. Avatar
      Farhana  August 15, 2019 5:03 pm/ Reply

    Karachi is a motherless child. It has been left into the hands of savages to be brutally played down after every one comfortably grabs billions of Rupees from Karachiite tax payers. This is not a city….it’s the dirtiest, filthiest, disorganized, chaotic, psychotic no-human land with near absent infrastructure. Only the, Cantt Areas, Defense and Clifton Waley are previleged to be human beings, rest of the city is one big gutter.
    Forget about the MQM & PPP what can you expect from thugs and looters, but why the Federal Govt. is keeping silent in the shade of 18 amendment. Why did the Karachiites gave the majority seat to IKs party. If they knew they would still be left to die in the hands of the previous savages, would they vote PTI? NO!

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      Anonymous  August 15, 2019 5:18 pm/ Reply

    Ignorance

  5. Avatar
      Imran  August 16, 2019 2:44 pm/ Reply

    @ FARHANA
    Forget about the MQM & PPP what can you expect from thugs and looters, but why the Federal Govt. is keeping silent in the shade of 18 amendment.

    THAT IS 100000000 PERCENT TRUE IDK WHY PEOPLE STILL THINK THAT EVEN PPP OR MQM EVER CARED ABOUT HUMANITY EXCEPT FROM MAKING MONEY ALL THE DAY LONG

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