Centre alive to Karachi’s water supply, cleanliness, transport woes: PM Imran
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said the government was fully alive to the issues of solid waste management, water supply, cleanliness and transport in Karachi.
“The federal government will fully contribute for development in Karachi and solution of problems being faced by the people of the city,” Imran Khan said while talking to the elected members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Karachi.
The prime minister said the local government system in Karachi would help resolve the problems at grass roots level.
He said our government was inherited with the huge economic deficit in the history but now economic situation had improved visibly. He said Karachi was the financial hub of the government.
A delegation of urban transport company will also call on the prime minister to discuss transport issues of Karachi.
Later, he will also inaugurate 1320 megawatt China Hub Power Plant in Hub.
On Sept 14, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Malik Shehzad Awan had said the media reports about ‘Clean Karachi Campaign’ were baseless.
He had asked media to stop concocting stories about ‘Clean Karachi Campaign’. He had said he was thankful to Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi and MNA Attaullah for cleanliness in Baldia Town.
The PTI leader had claimed that tons of garbage had been lifted under ‘Clean Karachi’ campaign, thus people were relieved to a great extent.
On Oct 7, the Sindh government had extended offer to a Turkish company to carry out cleanliness work in Karachi under public-private partnership mode.
The offer was extended to the company during meeting of a delegation of a Turkish company with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at the Chief Minister’s House in Karachi.
The delegation had also expressed its interest in cleanliness work in Karachi.