Karachi welcomes Pakistan Army, says PTI’s Ali Zaidi

Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi on Thursday welcomed the Pakistan Army to Karachi to take part in rescue and relief activities after heavy rain and urban flooding left the largest city of Pakistan in a complete mess.
Zaidi said in a statement that it is a good news for Karachiites that relief is coming to the city. He said that Karachi has a special place in the heart of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said he would like to thank the prime minister on behalf of the people of Karachi for this special initiative in this hour of need. He said that entire Karachi welcomes the Pakistan Army wholeheartedly and it would extend all-out support to the rescue teams taking part in relief operations in the city.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan had taken to Twitter to announce that he had told the Pakistan Army and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to reach Karachi and help the people in need after urban flooding affected the metropolis badly on Sunday.
Talking to Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan had stated that the federal government would not leave the people of Karachi alone in this difficult time.
In the wake of heavy rains and urban flooding in the Sindh capital, the prime minister has directed the NDMA chairman to prepare a report on the situation at monsoon water channels in the city and present him a detailed report as soon as possible.
After a heavy rain on Sunday, most parts of Karachi were flooded and people were seen walking in waist-deep water in their streets. Accumulation of large amounts of rainwater in some areas damaged people’s vehicles parked on the streets, parking lots, roadsides and even inside their houses. In some areas, cars were seen floating in gushing rainwater and people were seen watching all this helplessly since the provincial government led by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) or the district government led by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) remained indifferent to the situation.


  1. Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar holds a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan on latter’s arrival in Lahore on a one-day visit.–File photo
  2. A view of the Lahore airport building. The Civil Aviation Authority has declared the airport dangerous for flights due to increasing incidents of birds hitting planes.–File photo
  3. Tania Aidrus attends a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad. She says, “Journey to Digital Pakistan is a marathon not a sprint, but we have all the right ingredients to show the world what Pakistan is capable of!”–File photo
  4. Federal Minister Ali Haider Zaidi poses for a photograph with Prime Minister Imran Khan at latter’s residence in Bani Gala, Islamabad. PTI leaders Dr Aamir Liaquat Husain and Captain (Retired) Jameel are also present.–File photo

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