Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday said being the engine of growth, uplift of the communications infrastructure and ports of Karachi was inevitable to boost exports and economic activities in the country.
According to the details, Chairing a meeting to discuss the completed and ongoing development projects in Karachi, funded by the federal government, he said his government was resolved to play its full role for the development of the city and welfare of its people.
The sources also said, Minister for Planning Asad Umar, Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Haider Zaidi, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, relevant federal and provincial ministers and secretaries attended the meeting.
The prime minister was updated on the status of the development projects worth Rs 162 billion announced by the federal government, the completed ones particularly those executed under public private partnership.
The meeting was told that the projects including Sakhi Hassan, Five Star and KDA Flyovers, 6.4 kilometer Nishtar Road and a portion of Manghu Pir road had been inaugurated last week.
Earlier on Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the development of port city of Karachi was linked with the overall progress of the country, therefore, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government was making all-out efforts to resolve its issues and launch mega development projects.
According to the details, addressing a ceremony via videolink regarding inauguration of various development projects initiated by the federal government, the prime minister said that Pakistan’s interests were linked with the development of Karachi as it affected the whole country.
He said that the development projects he had to inaugurate today included three flyovers and two roads and asked the governor Sindh to provide further details about different projects.