Prime Minister’s directive to finalize ‘Karachi Transformation Plan’ this week

Prime Minister Imran Khan directed to finalize the ‘Karachi Transformation Plan’ this week in consultation with all stakeholders.

According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, a high-level meeting was held under the chairmanship of Imran Khan on the ‘Karachi Transformation Plan’ for the permanent solution of Karachi’s problems.

The meeting was attended by Planning Minister Asad Umar, Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Zaidi, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Chairman NDMA Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal, secretaries of senior ministries and senior officials.

The Prime Minister was given a detailed briefing on the problems faced by the people regarding the problems of Shar-e-Quaid, water, sewerage, drainage, solid waste management and transport and the proposed ‘Karachi Transformation Plan’ for permanent solution of these problems.

Briefing on the project, the Ministry of Planning said that the ‘Karachi Transformation Plan’ has been formulated keeping in view the problems of Karachi and the development needs of Pakistan’s economic hub.

Talking about the problems of Karachi, the Prime Minister said that the development of the country is linked to the development of Karachi.

He said that the people of Karachi are fully aware of the problems they have been facing for years, they cannot turn a blind eye to the problems of the people and the federation will play its full role for the solution and development of the problems of Karachi.

He directed that the ‘Karachi Transformation Plan’ should be finalized this week in consultation with all stakeholders so that its formal approval and implementation could begin.

It should be noted that this meeting was held after the death of more than 30 people in various accidents during the recent heavy rains in Karachi.

After heavy rains across the city on Thursday, water was visible everywhere and whether it was the main highways or the streets of Gali Mohalla, all were looking like ponds due to lack of drainage, while the infrastructure was also badly damaged. reached.

As soon as the rains started, the power supply in many areas could not be restored even after four days and mobile phone service was also affected.

Following this situation, the Prime Minister had said in a meeting on Saturday that the federal government would extend full cooperation to the provincial government in resolving the devastation in Karachi and the problems of the people.

Talking exclusively to the Sindh Chief Minister on the situation in Karachi, Imran Khan said that the federal government would extend all possible cooperation to the provincial government in resolving the problems faced by the people in Karachi and its aftermath. In this regard, instructions have been issued to all federal agencies to cooperate fully with the provincial government in relief activities.

He said that a long term plan is being formulated for the solution of Karachi’s problems. He said that he would personally visit Karachi in the next few days and take stock of the situation.