More than 440 million rupees are being spent on development schemes in Karachi Division: Shamim Mumtaz

Karachi, November 04, 2016 (PPI-OT):Sindh Minister for Social Welfare Shamim Mumtaz has directed concerned officials to furnish final dates of completion of Rs. 440.5337 million rupees development schemes of Karachi division being carried out under Social Welfare Department adding that delay in completion of schemes had tarnished the purpose of schemes.

She said this while presiding over a review meeting of Karachi division development schemes at her office on Friday. Expressing her anger, she said that she would pay surprise visit of development schemes and inspect ground realities. “if timely completion of projects and quality is compromised, stern action would be initiated against the responsible” she added.

On the occasion, minister was briefed that four schemes at a cost of Rs. 440.5337 million were under construction in Karachi division. The schemes are construction of Senior Citizens Rehabilitation Center New Karachi at a cost of Rs. 75.2 million, up-gradation of Social Welfare Institute Gulshan e-Iqbal with Rs. 3.0277 million and strengthening and up-gradation of Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Children Lyari at a cost of Rs. 3.0277 million.

Darul Atfal and Rehabilitation Centre for Street Children at Korangi No. 5 is in its final phase of completion which is being completed at a cost of Rs. 314.540 million. Separate girls and boys hotels, Institutes for girls and boys, multi-purpose hall, administration block, principal residence and flats for staff are included in the scheme.

Provincial Minister stressed the need to establish Drug Addict Rehabilitation Center in Karachi and directed officers to get the scheme approved from Planning and Development Department, so that work on the center started in current financial year. Secretary Social Welfare Department Shireen Mustafa, Deputy Director (Admn.) Muhammad Rahim Lakho, Deputy Director (Planning) Social Welfare Rehana Khatoon, Assistant Director Planning Social Welfare Abdul Shakoor, Executive Engineer Provincial Buildings Divison-1 Karachi Saleem Khuwaja, Assistant Engineer Buildings Divion-1 Karachi and others also attended the meeting.

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