A ten-member committee has been set up for funding, utilization, and monitoring of Karachi package projects.
According to the details, The committee will be chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. The committee members also include the Chief Secretary, Commissioner Karachi, and the Administrator.
According to a notification issued by the Sindh government, the committee also includes five corps, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), and federal representatives.
‘But Not Karachi Only’
Let it be known that Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that not only for Karachi, the Prime Minister should also provide a relief package for interior Sindh as well.
He said this while addressing a press conference in Karachi. Bilawal Bhutto proposed that providing a relief package for Karachi will not solve the issues of the province, the PM should consider packages for Interior Sindh as well.
Bilawal Bhutto said that the Sindh province was lashed by unusual rains that wreak havoc especially in the economic hub (Karachi) where business suffered heavy losses.
He said that after the coronavirus and locust attacks, the recent spell of torrential rains had made life difficult for the poor. The PPP chairman appreciated CM Sindh and the provincial government for working hard and providing relief to the people in areas such as DHA where he did not have “a legal and administrative role”.
“I know about the hopes and expectations of the people, we will try and work hard to match them,” he said.
Bilawal said that if the Federal government matched the Rs 800bn package for Karachi then it would solve the problems of the metropolis “to a great extent”.
He appreciated the federal government for showing seriousness as regards to investing in Karachi for its infrastructure and development.
Bilawal said that funds from the federal government were the right of the people of Sindh.
“Those who taunt us by saying that we will not give Sindh its due share of funds. They should understand that this is not their father’s money,” he said.
“These are funds that belong to the people of Sindh. “They use money from the people of Sindh to run their government and their Centre,” he added.
He urged the federal ministers to desist from such taunts, advising the Centre to help people from every province and city. “You have to support people from every province,” he said.