The Chief Minister CM of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday has approved a grant of Rs 170 Million to make Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) a financially strong organization.
According to the details, while presiding over a meeting to review the financial condition of KMC, Murad Ali Shah vowed to reorganize various wings of KMC responsible for revenue collection.
In this regard, Murad Ali Shah constituted a committee, headed by Minister Local Government Syed Nasir Shah, Administrator KMC Laiq Ahmed and Adviser for Law Murtaza Wahab, Secretary Local Government Najam Shah to submit their recommendations to make KMC financially steady.
Syed Nasir Shah, Murtaza Wahab, Najam Shah, Laiq Ahmed and other concerned officers attended the meeting.
Murad Ali Shah said that it was quite disturbing to know that Karachi, being the industrial and financial hub of the country, was fiscally running the entire country but its metropolitan corporation had been facing severe financial crisis and was unable to pay salaries to its senior officers.
The Chief Minister said that “We have to overhaul various wings of the KMC, particularly those which are responsible for revenue collection.” Nasir Shah said that the DMCs, under the guidance of the chief minister, have not only curtailed their non-development expenditures but have enhanced their revenue collection.