Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that service to the people of Karachi is above politics and party affiliations. “This is my city as it belongs to other citizens and we all have to make it neat, clean and beautiful.”
He expressed these views while talking to Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar who called on him along with Local government minister Jam Khan Shoro at the CM House on Wednesday. Deputy Mayor Arshad Vohra also joined the meeting.
He said that there was lot of issues in the city such as roads are dilapidated, sewerage lines are either broken or chocked and tons of garbage has accumulated everywhere. “I am aware of situation because I keep visiting the city off and on to inspect the quality and pace of on-going development works under the umbrella of Rs 10 billion Karachi package,” he said.
Mayor Waseem Akhtar informed about other problems apart from these issues, he told that fire tenders, snorkels and the parks are in poor conditions. “I have worked out a plan to succeed 100 days of cleanliness in which small repair and maintenance works of roads, drainage and water supply lines would be under taken if CM extend helping hand”, he said. The Chief Minister remarked that he was always happily ready to support him. “There is no issue of funds, I would arrange for this city”, he assured the mayor.
The chief minister directed Minister Local Government Jam Khan Shoro to sit together with the Mayor and work out a plan to rehabilitate roads, water supply line, improve drainage system and purchase fire tenders. “Just you complete your exercise I would do the maximum for the people of Karachi”, he said.
They also discussed and decided to award the maintenance contract of the snorkels to their concerned companies. “The local maintenance has created serious problems in the snorkels”, said local government minister. The meeting decided to remove encroachments along the roads and bulldoze illegal constructions in different localities for which Sindh government would provide Anti-Encroachment Force to Mayor Karachi.