03:12 GMT14 August 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): A few hours of heavy rain has revealed the poor state of civic infrastructure in Pakistani metropolis Karachi, resulting in deaths, drowning, power outages, and traffic jams. The Met Office recorded a maximum rainfall of 86.2mm on Sunday.

    Five people died, three due to electrocution, as heavy rain wreaked havoc in Karachi. The rain, which was a relief after a rather long dry spell, soon turned into a nightmare for the city's residents on Sunday.

    From cars floating in sewage-mixed water, roads and highways submerged in rain water, overflowing gutters, urban flooding, the deplorable condition of roads, and people trying to remove the drowned bodies not only revealed the ill-maintained civic infrastructure in the country’s largest city, but the apathy of the authorities.

    ​Like every year, life in the city crumbled under the monsoon.

    The city's resident shared on Twitter how the city sinks every year and nothing has been done to improve the situation. The PPP (Pakistan Peoples Party) government, which has been governing the city for the past eight years, has come under harsh criticism.

    Prime Minister Imran Khan's PTI has also unleashed an attack on PPP. 

    ​Karachi, which is Pakistan’s commercial hub and contributes more than 20% of the national output, has dropped 12 places in the Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey, where it is at 202nd out of 230 cities.

     

     

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