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People should be able to celebrate rain, not mourn over it: Wasim Akram

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Former Pakistan cricket team captain Wasim Akram took to social media to give his opinion on the recent havoc being wreaked in Karachi due to urban flooding, hitting out at the Sindh government for mixing his words.

Taking to Twitter, the former left-arm pacer said that “it kills me” to see how Karachi has been ravaged by the rain and people continue to mourn the monsoon season, rather than celebrate it with their loved ones.

“The people of Pakistan should be able to celebrate the rain, not mourn over it! Mix my words however you like but too many people suffer every year because of this problem, and that is what kills me,” he tweeted.

Earlier, Akram had received a sharp response from Sindh Local Bodies Minister Nasir Hussain Shah for talking about urban flooding in Karachi.

Shah had taken to social media and responding to Wasim, had invited him to Karachi to see the streets. He also said that Wasim had hurt the sentiments of millions of people in Sindh.

Wasim had responded by saying that he had tweeted after seeing “videos of full gutters in Defence, flooded roads of Gulistan-e-jauhar, PECHS & Baldia”.

“A city being destroyed by rain yet again. I have no political agenda whatsoever. I am just a citizen of Pakistan & care for the welfare of people in my hometown,” he had tweeted.

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