CS chairs meeting on rehabilitation of katchi abadi residents


Karachi—Chief Secretary Sindh Muhammad Siddiq Memon has asked the Secretary Local Government to hold a meeting of all development authorities (KDA, MDA, LDA, SDA & Larkana DA) to prepare recommendations for framing up a unanimous law for respectable rehabilitation of the habitants of Katchi Abadis.
The CS Sindh has also sought report in this regard within a week, said a statement on Friday.
He was presiding a high level meeting for completion of this task, in compliance with the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan- who ordered in August – 2015 to ensure the respectable rehabilitation of the Katchi Abadis residents. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Mayor Dr. Arshad Vohra, Advocate General Hafeez Ghumro and Secretaries of Law, Local government, Katchi Abadis and heads of various local government institutions viz Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) and Planning and Development Department.
Dr. Siddiq Memon also advised the Secretary Katchi Abadis Department to frame-work the line of action for convening a meeting of Sindh Katchi Abadi Department Board, to be presided by the Chief Minister Sindh who is also the Chairman of the Board.
The Deputy Mayor appreciated the move to this effect, emphasizing that the decaded old Katchi Abadis like Orangi, Aurang Abad and Lines Area need proper development. The CS Sindh assured that all out efforts would be carried out after proper and appropriate legislation, to rehabilitate the concerned people, respectfully.