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Karachi: Residents of DHA, Clifton protest outside CBC’s office over area’s condition after recent rains

Many also took to social media to vent their frustration

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The residents of Karachi’s Clifton and Defence areas protested outside the office of Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) Monday over the area’s condition after recent rains.

The residents are furious over the “incompetence of the Defence Housing Authority and CBC in providing basic living conditions”, as the DHA and Clifton remain waterlogged, powerless 5 days after the record-breaking monsoon spell.

Residents demand the chief executive officer of the CBC to listen to their grievances. However, the officials had sealed their gates ahead of the protest. But the protestors breached into the premises of the CBC and tried entering the office but were stopped by police. 

 

 

The protest was reportedly organised and scheduled by the residents of the area over social media. 

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Many residents of the area also took to social media to vent their frustration about the situation that they have been facing because of the power outages that have lasted more than 90 hours in some parts of the city and waterlogging.

Keeping in mind that the DHA and Clifton areas are the most expensive localities of the metropolis with properties worth over millions.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.