80% of development work completed in Karachi: Haleem Adil Sheikh

Staff Reporter BOL News

10th Aug, 2021. 03:55 pm
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KARACHI: While Prime Minister Imran Khan undertakes his day-long trip to Karachi, Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh said that work was in full swing on the federal government-funded development projects in the metropolitan to uplift the provincial capital and provide basic facilities to its residents.

Haleem Adil Sheikh, in a statement, said that fast track development in Karachi was a clear manifestation of the fact that Imran Khan loves the city and his heart beats along with Karachi’ites while federal government attaches priority to the metropolis that is the growth engine of Pakistan and was being continually neglected by previous regimes.

“PM Imran Khan took responsibility of major projects following urban flooding situation created due to heavy rains in Karachi,” he said adding that rehabilitation of Malir and Liyari rivers and removal of encroachments along Orangi, Mehmoodabad and Gujjar nullahs and their widening and dredging were five priority projects under the Rs1100 billion package.

As many as Rs35 billion have already been released while 80 per cent work has been done, he added.

Haleem Adil Sheikh informed that three overhead bridges in the central district have been completed, work on Manghopir-Jam Chakro Road was in advanced stage and 52 fire tender vehicles have already reached the city.

He said that track for green line has been completed as well while buses for the green line service would be on the roads next month.

“The federal government has also fast tracked Sindh government’s Orange Line Project and LC in the regard has been opened in the current month,” he added.

Under the sustainable development goals, the opposition leader said, federal government sanctioned and issued Rs10 billion to elected representatives –MNAs and MPAs- from Karachi to carry out development works in their constituencies, though construction and maintenance of streets and drains besides solid waste management were responsibility of Sindh government.

Haleem alleged that in the package Sindh has to contribute Rs450 million but has not spent a single penny so far while the provincial government kept saying that they would carry out development work when they will receive amount from penalty imposed on Bahria Town.


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