ISLAMABAD - Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said on Wednesday that work on project for clearing nullas and river beds in Karachi would start in September.  In a tweet, the minister said that he had reviewed the plan prepared by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to clean nullahs and river beds in Karachi. He said the city drowned every time it rained heavily so it had become vital to implement the plan on priority. 

Asad Umar said after approval, work on the project would start in September and its completion date would be one year. “Largest tax paying city of Pakistan deserves better than what it is facing today,” he added.