Centre, Sindh agree to join hands at last to resolve Karachi issues
Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar Wednesday said the Federal and Sindh governments have agreed to form a six-member committee to solve Karachi’s problems.
He said water supply, sewerage system and sanitation were the three main Karachi problems.
He said the roads in the megacity were in dilapidated conditions and there was a grave situation regarding public transports as well. He said Karachi is the biggest tax-payer city and seeing it in ruins really hurts.
Asad said they have political differences with the Sindh government but there were no differences when it comes to the development work.
He said three members each form Sindh and Centre will constitute the committee to resolve Karachi’s issues and would start working in two weeks.
He said they have agreed to jointly work on six different projects and for improving Pakistan’s economy it was indispensable to resolve the Karachi issues.
Earlier Asad hel a meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to discuss problems of Karachi. During the meeting, it was agreed to form a coordination committee over the issues of Karachi. The meeting also discussed ways to resolve issues faced by the city.
The coordination committee will play a helpful role between Centre and Sindh government over the development projects in Karachi, sources said.
The meeting was attended by federal ministers Ali Zaidi, Aminul Haque, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Muhammad Afzal, Sindh Local Government and Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah and Education Minister Saeed Ghani.
Asad said another meeting in this regard will also be held next week in Karachi.