ISLAMABAD: Following the tragic incident in Sector I-10 where two family members lost their lives after falling into an uncovered manhole due to alleged negligence of the civic agency.
According to sources, the Chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has announced a job opportunity for the eldest son of the deceased in the CDA to support the family during this difficult time.
After the unfortunate incident, a case was registered against the Director of Sanitation, the supervisor, and the relevant staff of the CDA, along with the staff of the rescue department, for negligence.
The son of the deceased filed an FIR, stating that his younger brother fell into an open manhole while walking on a footpath, and his father rushed to rescue him.
Despite efforts to save them, they, unfortunately, lost their lives due to the delayed response from the relevant CDA departments.
The deceased, Arshad Satti, worked as a security supervisor at Serena Hotel, and his son, Abdul Rehman, was a ninth-grade student.
CDA Chairman Noorul Amin Mengal expressed his condolences and acknowledged the financial challenges the family would face after the loss of their breadwinner.
He has also decided to visit the family in Sector I-10/4 at the earliest and has offered a job opportunity to the eldest son within the CDA.
The widow of Mr. Satti expressed her concerns about the future of her family and the challenges she would face in managing the household and the upbringing of her remaining three sons.
In a related development, it was revealed in a National Assembly panel meeting that approximately 102 manholes in the city are currently uncovered, posing a serious risk to citizens.
The CDA officials attributed this issue to theft by junkies and petty criminals.
To prevent further thefts, the CDA plans to replace the manhole covers with recycled plastic lids, providing a more secure solution.