Karachi has seen one of the worst spells of monsoon rains this year highlighting how climate change, poor infrastructure and ill equipped authorities have yet again failed the city.
Monsoon rains have killed at least 282 people over the past five weeks, including women and children, the National Disaster Management Authority announced last Thursday.
Karachi’s main roads pose as rivers at the moment. While the social media assumes this as fodder for memes, one needs to realize that we are paying the price with human lives. While the rest of the country sleeps with their air conditioners on, many people in Karachi spend days and night to find ways to remove water from their houses. Electricity suspension plus exposed wires are also serving as a threat to most Karachi-ites.
— h-a-m-m-a-d (@iamhmmad1) July 26, 2022
Karachi has been disconnected from Gwadar & Quetta via Hub Road.
Current situation of Hub Bridge.
— Karachi Traffic Updates (@KhiTraffic) July 26, 2022
— Azhar Mashwani (@MashwaniAzhar) July 24, 2022
— Aqsa Kinjhar Leela Jamali (@AqsaLeelaJamali) July 25, 2022
— Shahzaib Ali (@ShahzebDal1) July 25, 2022
While many people are quick to call out various organizations and parties however, we need to highlight the unsung heroes who are working tirelessly to help people in need.
Here is the Team Hafiz Naeem @NaeemRehmanEngr on roads of KARACHI to help out the Karachiites in #KarachiRains #Karachi appreciate your efforts sir.#TeamTarazu_JI#KarachiRains#اب_صرف_سراج_الحق pic.twitter.com/wewx3ErrPr
— Beena Toseef (@beena_toseef) July 26, 2022
This is called commitment for needy peoples of karachi .I salute to alkhidmat team who distribute foods on the door steps of people living in yousuf goth Surjani town #HafizNaeem_OnlyChoice #KarachiRains pic.twitter.com/ySJ6EHNQsB
— Rizwan shah (@Rizwans15925667) July 25, 2022
— Spread The Words ® (@Spread____Words) July 26, 2022
Most of the organizations working in Karachi to help improve the situation also accept donations. This is a call for all those people who want to help but don’t know how.
Every penny matters and so does every prayer.