Govt announces projects worth Rs 1.117T to transform Karachi

By Staff Reporter
Friday – November 27, 2020
ISLAMABAD: A high level meeting, Thursday, briefed prime minister (PM) Imran Khan that as per Karachi transformation plan over 100 projects are planned, to be implemented at the cost of Rs 1.117 trillion.

According to a press release, PM Khan chaired a high level meeting on Karachi transformation plan, in the federal capital.

The meeting was informed on the steps taken so far to implement the projects; for completion the implementation is divided into three phases.

PM Khan delegated for expediting work on all to complete the projects on time, stressed for making sure that the grievances held by the residents of Karachi are permanently resolved.

He grieved that every year during monsoon season the damage, occurring due to rain water, is because of illegal constructions on and along the watercourses.

The PM issued directions to ensure that alternative settlement options are provided for deserving residents prior to demolition of encroachments.

PM Khan directed the planning ministry to constitute a technical committee to formulate recommendations and upgrade the capacity of the K-IV project to enhance the supply of water to the metropolitan city.

The federal ministers Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, Asad Umar, Faisal Vawda, advisor to PM on finance and revenue (A-PM-FR) Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, the chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa among other high ranking officers/officials attended the meeting.