‘Houston provides millions of rupees funds for Karachi hospitals’
KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhter on Saturday relayed that the Houston City Organisation had provided millions of rupees funds for the hospitals in Karachi.
Waseem Akhter said this while distributing surgical equipment and other medical items at the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
He said, when he was on an official visit to Houston this year, the mayor of the city had assured him of assistance in the medical and health sector.
The mayor Karachi said the equipment and medical items worth millions of rupees were brought from the largest city of Texas in a 40-feet container.
“Philanthropists of the megalopolis should also cooperate with us. This even is to invite them for this cause,” he said on this occasion adding that there were a large number of rich people living in the city.
He also requested the Sindh chief minister to help the city government in meet the shortfall of employees’ salaries. When the employees would get their salaries on time, then they would be able to serve the citizens, he said.
On Oct 21, Prime Minister Imran Khan had 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 had said while talking to the elected members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Karachi.
The prime minister had said the local government system in Karachi would help resolve the problems at grass roots level.
He had said our government was inherited with the huge economic deficit in the history but now economic situation had improved visibly. He had said Karachi was the financial hub of the government.