Karachi, September 05, 2017 (PPI-OT):“This was the collective responsibility of Local government, KMC DMCs and Sindh government to save Karachi which has been ruined after the recent rainfall, this was an unfortunate tragedy for the whole city “. This was stated by the Sindh Minister for Information and transport Nasir Hussain Shah while talking to media at his office on Tuesday.
Minister said that city was giving an ugly look and those responsible should take care of the city, PPP always respects its mandate. When asked that Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar uses to say that he has got no powers and funds so that he could work, Nasir Hussain Shah said government has provided him all the funds. There should be a will to work and he has got all powers under SLGO 2013.
He informed that our Deputy Commissioner Central removed 13000 encroachments from that nullah, it was a 200 feet wide nullah and now it is 40 feet wide work of Gujjar nullah is in progress. He said now lifting of offal was not responsibility of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah or Jam Khan Shoro, the KMC and DMCs should lift offal from the city which has made city stinky and filled with bad smell.
When asked that whether he feels that new sewerage system was much required for the city, Minister said yes but the existing system could be improved and strengthened if properly utilized. The work on those lines needs to be properly done and problems could even be tackled in the existing system.
On reply of a question about Chairman Bahria Town cleaning campaign Minister said that the Chief Minister Sindh had requested Malik Riaz to start work from District Karachi central, strong hold area of MQM. Malik Riaz has expertise and resources. He said DMCs have been provided 80 pumps and KMC also have similar machines, they should start work and government was all the way out to help them, he added.
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