A month ago, everyone in the country, especially the Karachiites, desperately awaited Monsoon. Rain was seen the only relief in this scorching heat. The prayers were finally answered and Karachi got the first down pour of Monsoon that continues till date. The downpour in the city has been pretty much hard on the residents. People are out on roads not on bikes or cars but on boats. Even titanic would have sailed just fine in the flooded streets of the city.
Many measures have been put in place to ensure citizens safety. At least, 5 people have died in last 24 hours due to heavy rainfall in the area. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), has predicted that the weather will get worse in the coming days. Saddar area of Karachi has received the highest rainfall (217mm). Many residents have been relocated due to flooding in the streets. With poor drainage system in Karachi, the Monsoon downpour is the last nail in the coffin.
For citizens protection, the city has been put under alert by activating section 144 (6) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. As per the notification “The Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners of Karachi Division are hereby authorised to take action against the violators in coordination with the concerned Senior Superintendents of Police and get the violators booked under section 188 PPC in writing in the concerned Police Stations for the violation of Section 144 Cr. P.C.”
With all the restrictions and tense situation reat hand, here we have Karachiites enjoying the flooding. Not only the citizens, but the fish from far away seas have come to visit the streets of Karachi. Citizens are witnessed fishing in the Karachi’s Sabzi Mandi on the Super Highway. All the lost nemos found enjoying on Karachi’s streets.
Fishing in the Road River in Karachi pic.twitter.com/rjShMLjkhj
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The videos of Karachiites fishing in the streets have gone viral on twitter and other social media platforms. If ‘life give you lemons make lemonade’ had a face. Their joy, happiness, excitement, and most importantly the will to swim their way through all the problems is commendable.