KARACHI - Over 31,000 tonnes sludge has been removed from three choked waterways of Karachi in the five days of de-silting and dredging campaign, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) spokesman said on Saturday.

In a press release, he said the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) had finished its task of 100 percent cleaning of three main storm water drains, Gujjar, Korangi and Moach Goth nullahs by removing stinking solid waste and plastic material accumulated in 42 choked points of these drains.

Meanwhile, various teams were busy in draining out the rainwater accumulated on Shahrah-e-Faisal, Airport, Clifton Block 8, Rangers Post 4 and Gujjar Nullah.

The amassed water has already been drained out from the localities of Karsaz, KDA Chowrangi, Gora Qabristan, Machar Colony and Tower Chowk through dewatering pumps. The overall situation of metropolitan city is normal.