Second phase of Sukkur uplift begins
SUKKUR: District Nazim Sukkur Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and Taluka Nazim Sukkur city Muhammad Naeem Siddiqui said on Friday that second phase of the beautification of Lab-e-Mehran and a drainage scheme for the wholesale vegetable and fruit market and its enhancement had been started.
Addressing a joint press conference here on Friday, they said that they had requested for allocation of Rs 200 million for various development projects, including patchworks of roads, construction of drains and streets, opening of schools not functioning since long, up-gradation of schools, construction of cattle colony in Rohri and construction of dry port, and clock tower Sukkur.
They said Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and Sindh Chief Minister Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim have assured them for allocation of funds for development works in Sukkur, especially in Sukkur Taluka.
They said various projects were being delayed due to non-cooperation of railway authorities for which they were pursuing Minister for Railways Shaikh Rasheed Ahmed.
Responding to a question, Nasir said the construction work of Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College would be started soon. He warned action against illegal housing projects would be initiated according to the law. They said President Musharraf is taking keen interest in the development of Sindh, especially Sukkur.
District Nazim Syed Nasir Hussain Shah also directed the Taluka municipal officers of Sukkur City to ensure sanitation and cleanliness in their areas, said an official press release issued here on Friday.
During a meeting held here to review an ongoing sanitation drive, the Nazim directed Taluka municipal authorities to get all illegal encroachments removed from Workshop Road, Military Road, the Shikarpur Railway Gate and the Bhatti Hospital. He directed the DPO Sukkur to ensure functioning of all traffic signals and flow of one-way traffic at different locations of the city. He also asked the officials concerned to immediately repair city roads excavated for development works.
Source: The News