KARACHI: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail on Monday said that the PM Imran Khan would inaugurate five federal-funded mega projects in Karachi on his upcoming visit to the city of lights.
According to the sources, The governor also said that the key transport project-Green Line bus project- would take eight more months to complete and the final date for its inauguration would only be announced by the prime minister.
The sources also said that the five projects that would be inaugurated by the PM Imran Khan during his Karachi visit included three flyovers at Sakhi Hassan, Five Star roundabout and KDA roundabout in the city.
“The Nishtar Road and Manghopir Road phase-I are also completed and are likely to be inaugurated during the premier’s visit,” they said.
Earlier, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has said that the federal government has moved the Supreme Court for the betterment of Karachi.
Addressing a gathering in Karachi, Asad Umar said that betterment of the city is foremost priority of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
He said the local government law in Sindh not meets the requirements of the constitution.
“It is a law that denies empowerment of local representatives, and Karachi needs a government having administrative, financial and political powers”.
“To keep Karachi standing on its feet it needs an effective local government,” Asad Umar said.
“The government has moved the Supreme Court for betterment of Karachi.
A constitutional petition filed in the court by the prime minister and me as petitioners,” he said.
He urged for a local government in Karachi under Article 140-A of the constitution to ensure a local council system having financial and political powers.