As Karachi faces a flooding disaster on an unprecedented scale, there are numerous tales of tragedy and suffering across the city, with countless citizens complaining of water invading and ruining their homes, power outages, traffic issues and injuries and deaths. However, at the same time, numerous institutions and citizens have taken initiatives against the flooding to help those who are the most afflicted.
For instance, Imambargahs throughout the city have reportedly taken the initiative of opening up themselves to offer shelter to individuals trapped far away from homes.
Inviting people to rest and seek sanctuary within their territory, Imambargahs have also reportedly been offering food and water to those who need it in this time of crisis.
In addition to Imambargahs, security agencies, including the Sindh Police, the Army and the Navy have reportedly been very active in assisting citizens against the flooding.
Moreover, numerous citizens of Karachi themselves have taken the initiative of opening up their doors to anyone isolated near them.
It is both miraculous and a testament to the brotherhood that binds Karachiites together that, even in this time of crisis, many of them have chosen to come together and help each other rather than leave everyone to fend for themselves. The work of security agencies is also to be applauded, especially with the apparent ineptitude of the civil leadership in the situation.