Karachi: Sindh`s provincial government in Pakistan has reportedly issued a rain alert, prodding the relief commissioner, deputy commissioners and health-related facilities and agencies to be prepared to meet any eventuality as the Met Office warned of the possibility of `urban flooding` because of monsoon rains.
A senior official in the provincial government said that they had received a warning from the Met Office about possible flooding in Karachi and other large cities of Sindh in the coming weeks, reported the Dawn.
He said that the authorities were working on all options, yet they could face problems in dealing with the situation "due to the inactive political leadership".
The absence of a full-time Karachi administrator and recent changes in the portfolios of cabinet ministers has left the local government in the lurch and could affect its ability to respond to the calamity.
The alert comes after flash floods, triggered by torrential rain, killed a dozen people in north Pakistan.