Urban Flooding in Karachi

What’s at Stake

The city of Karachi is prone to massive urban flooding, especially during the monsoon season each year. This is owing, in large part, to poor urban planning, including illegal encroachments and the dumping of solid waste into storm-drains, thereby reducing their capacity and efficiency. The resultant flooding causes widespread damage and loss of life.

Current Status

PILAP wrote an RTI to the Sindh Government and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation asking pointed questions about the maintenance and capacity of Karachi’s storm-drains, as well as solid waste management.

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