KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan has said that illegal and hazardous bill boards and hoardings would be removed from city’s roads by 25th June so as to ensure safety of Karachiites specially in monsoon season. Action is being taken against illegal hydrants and no pressure would be accepted in this regard.
This he said while talking with media men outside Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Park Clifton after a whirlwind visit to the City areas of Lucky Star, Shahra e Quaideen, Shahra e Faisal, Karsaaz,Korangi Road and Boat Basin.
The Governor inspected various development works and removal of hazardous and illegal bill boards which are being dismantled on the directives of Supreme Court.
The Station Commander Karachi,Commissioner Karachi, Administrator Karachi, concerned Deputy Commissioners also accompanied the Governor, says a statement on Monday.
Governor said that the hazardous and illegal bill boards would be removed at all costs and after the expiry of dead line in this regard action would be initiated against those advertisers whose such bill boards are found on city roads.
He stated that bill boards on Shahra e Faisal, Shahra e Quaideen, Shahra e Pakistan, Korangi Road and Clifton are being removed on priority as these are the busiest roads. The guidelines issued by
Supreme Court in this regard are binding to every land owning agency, he added.
Regarding shortage of Water in Karachi, Governor Sindh said that it was a fact that available potable water is less than the demand and as such it was a challenge to manage the distribution of the same specially in summer season. K-4 project has been started with a view to overcome the shortage of water in Karachi, he added.
To another question, Governor Sindh said that no one was above the law no matter how powerful or influential he is.
The action against criminals and anti-social elements without any discrimination during Karachi operation is the clear evidence of the same, he opined.
Governor Sindh said that few elements including foreign agencies were bent upon to destabilise Karachi as they know Karachi was the economic hub of Pakistan.
On pointation about alleged involvement of officers of KMC in land grabbing, Governor Sindh said that a committee is probing the matter and Commissioner Karachi is monitoring the enquiry.
He said that revival of Empress Market project would beautify the whole area and create a pedestrian zone.
Governor further stated that the matter pertaining to powers of local bodies members was in court and whatever is decided the same would be implemented.
He refuted the impression of interference in the working of local bodies and said that the main purpose of his visits was to further improve their performance.-APP