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Asad Umar, MNA from E-11, seeks report on urban flooding in Islamabad’s sector

The federal minister has also directed the ICT administration and Capital Development Authority (CDA) to demolish illegal structures in E-11.

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Federal Minister Asad Umar seeks a report on flooding in Islamabad’s E-11!

Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar who is also the MNA from the same area, has directed the deputy commissioner Islamabad to determine reasons behind the damage to life and property in the wake of urban flooding in E-11.

The minister called an emergency meeting on Thursday which was attended by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Ali Nawaz Awan, the commissioner, deputy commissioner, and CDA chairman Amer Ahmad Ali.

Grave concern was expressed over the reasons for water intrusion in houses. Meanwhile, it was noted that the root cause of the issue was illegal construction in E-11.

The federal minister has also directed the ICT administration and Capital Development Authority (CDA) to demolish illegal structures in E-11.

While the CDA chairman informed the meeting that an inquiry had been ordered and all facts would be presented before the government.

Heavy rains in Islamabad and Rawalpindi wreaked havoc on Wednesday morning.

The heavy rain triggered flash floods in several areas of the federal capital and washed away cars. While a mother and her son were killed in a house in Islamabad’s sector E11/2.

As being reported the floodwater had entered the house’s basement at night which caused the death of the child, while the mother passed away later.

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