Murad Ali Shah telephones Sindh provincial authorities from Saudi Arabia for steps during rains

Karachi, August 31, 2017 (PPI-OT):Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah just after listening to Khutba-e-Hajj telephoned to provincial ministers and chief secretary from Saudi Arabia and gave them necessary instructions for redressing public grievances during the on-going heavy rains.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah who in Saudi Arabi to perform Hajj today just after listening to Khutba-e-Hajj telephoned provincial minister Jam Khan Shoro and Syed Nasir Shah and asked them to visit the city and get the areas cleared where rain water has accumulated.

Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro told the chief minister that he along with Information Minister Syed Nasir Shah were on the visit of the city and have cleared KDA Chowrangi, Mohsin Bhopali Underpass in District Central and also visited Shahrah-e-Faisal, Tariq Road and University Road where rain water automatically disposed of through the storm water drain constructed along with them.

The chief minister also talked to health minister Dr Sikandar Mendhro and urged him to declare emergency in all the government hospitals, dispensaries and such other facilities to help the people. “I am also worried about the sacrificial cattle brought in the city,” he said and urged him (Dr Mendhro) to convey his directives to directorate of veterinary to make necessary arrangement for cattle’s vaccination.

The chief minister also talked to chief secretary Rizwan Memon on telephone and got him briefing about the plight of the city during the rain. He asked him to mobilize PDMA and other resources to help people to face the situation. Syed Murad Ali Shah also spoke in the Complaint Cell established in the CM House and asked them about the nature complaints they were receiving and the ratio of their redressal.

The CM House complaint cell can be reached through phone Nos. 021-99202080-1, 021-99207568, 021-99202065, 99207349 and Fax No.021-99202007, for registration of complaints. The chief minister has urged the people to register their complaints on the number of CM House complaint Cell.

MINISTERS VISIT CITY:

Provincial Ministers Jam Khan Shoro and Syed Nasir Shah visited the city and issued necessary directives to DMCs and Water board for disposal of rain water accumulated along the roads, streets located in the low-lying areas.

Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro said that during the last one and half years, the provincial government was working to remove encroachments along the storm water drains and nalas and have also cleansed them. Quoting Gujjar Nala, Jam Khan said that around 13000 units established along the nala have been removed and the width of nala which had reduced to four feet have been widened. Now Gujjar nala is clean and draining water smoothly. But still work was going on there, he said.

Talking about Mahmoodabad Nala, Mr Shoro said that about 8985 establishments/encroachments were removed from there and the nala was cleansed. Similarly, Picher Nala have also been cleared from encroachment and cleansed. This cleansing work was still in progress, he said.

It may be noted the provincial government during the concluding months of last budget the KMC was gives Rs500 million for cleanliness of their nalas. The DMCs were also given Rs100 million each for cleansing of their nalas. “This shows that they have not done their work,” Jam Khan said.

Information Minister Syed Nasir Shah said that he was not blaming any local body, But “I am of the opinion that no issue would arise if they {local bodies] do their work properly,” he said. He said that they have given report of their visit to the CM on his phone.

For more information, contact:
Press Secretary,
Chief Minister House, Sindh
Tel: +92-21-99202019 (Ext: 336)
Website: www.cmsindh.gov.pk

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