Master plan to facilitate Karachiites for 25 years

Karachi – Sindh Minister for Local Government Katchi Abadies, Spatial Development Mohammad Hussain Khan has said the government was preparing a comprehensive master plan for Karachi, which would cater development needs of the Karachiites for next 25 years. Speaking at an Iftar dinner at Cattle Colony of Surjani Town here the other day, the minister said this plan would include provision of potable water and empowerment, construction of roads, flyovers and underpasses, besides medical, transport and educational facilities. He said that huge uplift work was being carried out throughout the city, saying that after completion of these projects, the citizens of Karachi would witness a visible change in their quality of life.

He informed that shifting of cattle pens was an important achievement of the leadership at Local Government in 1991. “It was a 40 years old problem that was resolved in a jiffy,” he added. Hussain further said keeping in view scarcity of water in the cattle colonies, the number of water tankers would be increased from 15 to 20, while electricity problem of the colony would also be discussed with Karachi Electric Supply Corporation.
“To facilitate cattle owners, a veterinary hospital would be established in the area so as to provide better medical facilities for their livestock,” he added. The minister observed that there was no elected union or welfare association of the colony, which was the main problem for being confronted by the cattle owners. He, on the occasion constituted a 9-members committee under UC nazim that would conduct transparent elections for a representative union. The union will be in contact with Haq Parast leadership for their early solution to their problems, he said. The present government believes in practical work and service to masses without any discrimination of caste, creed, faith or religion”, he said. Izhar Ahmed Khan, the nazim SITE Town also spoke on the occasion.
Source: The Nation
Date:10/13/2006