Sindh minister for cooperation as Nilofar closes in

KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister, Sharjeel Inam Memon on Wednesday asked people to restrict their movement around the coastal areas of Karachi and cooperate with the provincial government as tropical cyclone Nilofar nears Karachi.

Speaking to media, he said the cyclone was expected to pass near Karachi on Thursday.

He said that strong winds might snap electric wires in the city. The minister asked people to remove billboards from their buildings as it might cause harm in the wake of cyclone Nilofar.

“We are removing bill boards and heavy machinery has been deployed for this purpose,” he said adding that the cyclone would be more intense in other coastal areas of Sindh.

“We can’t evict people from their houses, we appeal that they cooperate with government while educational institutes would remain closed in Tharparkar, South Karachi, Thatta, and Badin on October 31,” he declared.

Memon said the army and navy were assisting the provincial government to cope with the situation that might emerge in the face of the cyclone.

The provincial information minister said Section 144 had been imposed in the coastal areas of Karachi and people, who saw the storm as a form of entertainment, should show some seriousness.