Pakastan- PM Khan Announces Rs 1100 Billion Package for Karachi

  • The funds will be used to improve the drainage system, provide drinking water to the citizens, rebuild roads, and many other areas.
  • The Prime Minister emphasized that the promotion of construction and related sectors would create employment opportunities.
  • The delegation presented important proposals to the Prime Minister for export promotion and tax reform.

Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Karachi and announced a development package of Rs. 1100 billion for the rehabilitation of the city. During his one-day visit, Imran Khan met Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and chaired a meeting of the committee set up for the rehabilitation of Karachi to discussed solutions.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced a ‘transformation plan’ of Rs 1100 billion for Karachi based on several development projects. The funds will be used to improve the drainage system, provide drinking water to the citizens, rebuild roads, and many other areas.

Floods in Karachi

After presiding over the meeting of Karachi Transformation Committee at Governor House, Prime Minister Imran Khan in his address to the PTI National and Provincial Assembly members from Karachi said that the problems of Karachi are very serious and therefore the Federation of Sindh and MD MAs will work together to solve problems.

In Karachi, the Prime Minister also met a delegation of business and business community. Federal Ministers Asad Umar, Shibli Faraz, Ali Haider Zaidi, Faisal Wawda, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Finance Advisor Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and SBP Governor Raza Baqir were also present in the meeting.

The business delegation included Asif Ikram, Najeeb Bulgamwala, Azam Farooq, Bashir Ali Muhammad, Faisal Maqbool Sheikh, Tariq Shafi, and Muhammad Ali Taba.

The delegation congratulated the Prime Minister on his successful strategy against the global coronavirus and paid tribute to the business community for providing incentives. Imran Khan said that the business community plays a key role in the development of the country and it is the duty of the government to provide all facilities to them.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the promotion of construction and related sectors would create employment opportunities. The Prime Minister further said that the aim of the government is to bring automation in the business and investment system. The delegation presented important proposals to the Prime Minister for export promotion and tax reform.

Shockingly Flooded Karachi

Former Karachi Administrator Faheem-uz-Zaman, referring to the Prime Minister’s visit to Karachi and the Karachi Transformation Package, says that Lt. Gen. Afzal, the head of the National Disaster Management Authority, was previously the head of the Frontier Works Organization. There is a wave of happiness among the contractors supported by the government.

Talking to reporters, he said, “KIV, a project designed to supply water to Karachi, cost Rs 25 billion in 2015. Billions of rupees were spent and it was found that the design of the project was wrong. Therefore, the cost of the project has gone up from Rs. 25 billion to Rs. 75 billion, but it is still pending. Now the loss has reached Rs 125 billion and I claim that Karachi will not get a single drop of water from next year.”

The development projects mentioned by the Sindh Chief Minister for the city during the press conference three days ago have now come to Karachi with the same 802 billion rupees plan. The actual visit was by Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa four days ago.

His three-day visit included several important meetings, after which the Prime Minister’s visit to Karachi was announced on the first Friday, but then Imran Khan arrived in Karachi a day later.

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Benedict Kasigara

I have been working as a freelance editor/writer since 2006. My specialist subject is film and television having worked for over 10 years from 2005 during which time I was the editor of the BFI Film and Television.

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