Pakistan legend, Shahid Afridi, has expressed his disapproval over the abysmal response of authorities following the recent spells of torrential rainfall in Karachi which have broken almost a century-old record.
In a Twitter post, the former captain said that local, provincial, and federal governments have terribly failed the citizens of the metropolis, adding that keeping silence over the situation in Karachi is inexcusable now.
کراچی کے حالات پر اب چپ رہنا، مجرمانہ خاموشی ہے۔دل خون کے آنسو روتا ہے @KElectricPk صبح سے لائٹ نہیں،سڑکیں ٹوٹ پھوٹ کا شکار، گلیاں پانی سے بھر گئیں، لوگ ڈوب رہے، گٹر ابل رہے ہیں اور کچرا بستیاں نگل رہا ہےلوکل صوبائی اور وفاقی حکومتیں مکمل ناکام ہو چکی ہیں۔ #WhoWillSaveKarachi pic.twitter.com/39fximhWgu
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 25, 2020
Afridi said that people pay their taxes to the state but what does the state give in return to its citizens, questioning who will hold them accountable who have contributed towards the devastation of Karachi over the years.
Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) has stepped forward to play its role in relief operations and ease the suffering of the citizens of Karachi following the torrential rainfall and flooding.
SAF volunteers have distributed relief packages comprising of essential food items to affected communities all over Karachi.
Relief packages were handed out to vulnerable households by #SAF Team in response to the devastation caused by flooding during torrential rains.
Ensuring #HopeNotOut for all!
Support our efforts and donate now at: https://t.co/ZO4lRrARfc pic.twitter.com/UKznJZihnQ
— Shahid Afridi Foundation (@SAFoundationN) August 27, 2020