Pakistani Celebrities React After Heavy Rain Devastates Karachi
Celebrities Raise Question About Competency Of Government
Heavy rains continued in Karachi for a second consecutive day as parts of the city got submerged in rainwater. The thunderstorm has resulted in urban flooding as the city's frailing sewerage system once again got heavily exposed.
Relief efforts are in full swing after a 90-year-old record in Karachi has been broken by a continuous downpour that resulted in power cuts throughout the city for the entire day.
Normal citizens and Pakistani celebrities took to their respective social media and protested about the ineptitude of the Government to effectively deal with the same problems that have engulfed the metropolis for decades.
As the heavy downpour exposed all past and present governments that have ruled over Karachi for decades, people took to social media and expressed their anger and frustration at the metropolis left feeling like an orphan yet again.
Renowned celebrity Fakhr-e-Alam tweeted about the economic impact this devastation would have on Karachi:
Anyone has any idea what kind of economic impact, loss of business and loss to national exchequer happens because of the urban flooding? We have to look beyond just the visible damage because of all this. How can we make sure this doesn’t happen again? #KarachiRain— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) August 25, 2020
What saddens me is the water damage that remains long after the water recedes. These are hard working middle class people who will open their shutters to find out their inventory is damaged. The losses common man bares for the incompetence of a broken system. https://t.co/TbkcmdX5A5— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) August 25, 2020
Fashion designer Asim Jofa tweeted that even the best-equipped places in Karachi were suffering from the heavy downpour:
He then proceeded to share a wonderful gesture by a normal citizen:
While the city was being submerged in water, one journalist shared a video that tells a lot of the great divide between the rich and the poor in the metropolis.
Just Karachi DHA things.— norbert almeida (@norbalm) August 25, 2020
Giraffe ???? pic.twitter.com/p4976oJtRZ
Renowned television anchor Sawera Pasha shared a deeply disturbing and eye-opening photo that epitomizes the helplessness of the city and exposes the incompetency of its rulers.
کراچی بےبسی کی تصویر بن کر مدد کو پکار رہا ہے .. اگر یہ تصویر بھی کسی کی روح نہیں جھنجوڑ سکتی تو— Sawera Pasha (@sawerapasha) August 25, 2020
' إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ ' pic.twitter.com/Rj7FnrlqGe
Another renowned television anchor Zain Khan said:
"May Allah have mercy upon my people in Karachi, May Allah blesses Pakistan with quick recovery. Our financial capital #Karachi is drowning in a flood, let's all unite to get our people of Karachi out of this situation. STOP politicizing the issue!"
My Allah have mercy upon my people in Karachi, May Allah bless Pakistan with quick recovery. Our financial capital #Karachi is drowning in a flood, let's all unite to get our people of Karachi out of this situation. STOP politicising the issue!#KarachiRain #UnitePakistan pic.twitter.com/U67lylpGU9— Zain Khan (@ZKhanOfficial) August 25, 2020
CEO of a renowned television channel did not hold back as he lambasted the government over its handling of Karachi's situation:
#KarachiRains #StayHomeStaySafe this is all we karachites can do in monsoon rains. Shameful - politicians from khi and sindh must be sacked, cause they will never resign acknowledging their incompetency- bus blame game karain ge...— Jerjees Seja (JJ) (@Jerjees) August 25, 2020
Shaniera Akram, a philanthropist, and wife of famous cricketer Wasim Akram said:
"Electrocution, drowning, irreversible damage to property, poisoning, cross-contamination, hepatitis, dysentery, typhoid, risk of the polio outbreak, not to mention the diseases associated with mosquito infestation like dengue and malaria! How is Karachi not in a state of emergency??"
Electrocution, drowning, irreversible damage to property, poisoning, cross contamination, hepatitis, dysentery, typhoid, risk of polio outbreak, not to mention the diseases associated with mosquito infestation like dengue and malaria! How is Karachi not in a state of emergency?? https://t.co/KVBtSM77Rp— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) August 25, 2020
Veena Malik also tweeted:
اسلام وعلیکم۔۔۔۔کراچی والو pic.twitter.com/40FY2MTxs9— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) August 25, 2020
Singer Haroon Shahid replied to a politician's tweet in a wonderful way:
A US president can have two terms in office. That means there is bound to be a new President every 4 years or 8 years by default. So the Superpower gives the car to an untrained novice and here Aristotle wants us to keep his sugar daddy in power? https://t.co/ItLLZo0ouT— Haroon Shahid (@HaroonsMusic) August 25, 2020
Singer Mustafa Zahid also posted his tweet and took a dig at a politician:
Sir with due respect I’d like to keep one honest driver and take my chance over a formula one race driver who would sell the car parts and run abroad. https://t.co/pH6laXiFMf— Mustafa Zahid (@Mustafology) August 25, 2020
HNH Style extends its heartfelt sympathies to the people of Karachi and lauds them for their undaunting resilience during these crippling times.