Over 50,000 flood affectees arrive Karachi: Saeed Ghani
Around 50,000 Sindh residents who were displaced due to heavy rains and floods have arrived in Karachi and are being housed at various relief camps, according to Labour and Human Resources Minister Saeed Ghani.
Thousands of people displaced by the recent floods in various parts of Sindh have started arriving in Karachi and according to the provincial government’s estimate, more than 50,000 people have already arrived and currently the local administration in the country’s largest city has housed them at various relief camps.
An average of 3,000 to 4,000 flood-affected people are reaching the city on a daily basis from several disaster-hit districts of the province.
According to the report, the latest data and estimates were discussed at the Pakistan People’s Party’s Karachi chapter meeting where party leaders, legislators and ministers discussed the emerging challenges and the impact of the floods situation.
Sindh Labor Minister and PPP Karachi Division President Saeed Ghani presided over the meeting in which the rehabilitation of flood victims, their current situation and relief strategy were discussed.
Tens of thousands more flood affectees may arrive in the provincial capital in the coming days, Ghani said at a meeting.
The minister stated that no exercise has yet been conducted to determine the exact number of people affected by the province’s rains and floods. He estimated that the number of flood victims could be in millions. He emphasised that the people who left their homes to travel to Karachi did so voluntarily.