Comprehensive plan being made for cleanliness in Karachi: Wahab

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Staff Reporter

A new cleanliness plan for Karachi is being developed by the Sindh government which will eventually make the city a beautiful and livable place.
Barrister Murtaza Wahab, the spokesperson for the Sindh government and adviser to the chief minister on law, environment and coastal development said the cleanliness drive would be supervised by the CM and the government will eventually make Karachi ‘Uroos-ul-Bilal [the bride of the cities]’.
Wahab explained that after Muharramul Haram, the government would start a comprehensive and scientific planning for the cleanliness drive. Criticising Federal Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi for his cleanliness drive in Karachi, the Sindh government spokesperson said the federal minister asked people to donate money for his drive but failed to get any funds for it from the federal government, of which he is a part.
Wahab asked the federal government to fulfil the promises it had made to the people of Karachi. He said corruption had been eliminated from the fisheries and now the European Union had allowed fish exports from Pakistan. He added that fishermen would be provided new equipment in order to help boost their trade.
Wahab was told on the occasion that after the installation of a floating jetty, the fishermen would have an easier time handling the goods. Chairman of the Fishermen Cooperative Society Abdul Bar informed him that Rs200 million was given to the Karachi Port Trust by the fisheries department for repair and maintenance and the federal government did not extend any help for it.
The Sindh government spokesperson said the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) believed in providing jobs to the people and it was being punished for it.
Sindh Minister for Industries, Commerce and Cooperative Department Jam Ikram Ullah Dharejo asked the officials concerned to speed up Automation Scheme for Cooperative Department.
This he said while presiding over a meeting here at his office here on Thursday, said a statement.
He said that the Registrar Cooperative Societies should give more time to regional offices.
He also asked the officers to arrange seminars on Cooperative Department to create public awareness about the department and set up a complaint cell in the department.
He said that he would visit the societies to monitor ground realities and energetic officers/officials should be posted in the field while action would be initiated against negligent officials.
It was suggested in the meeting that for smooth and efficient functioning of cooperative societies the private administrators should discontinued and discouraged in future. It was further suggested that the Registrar Cooperative Societies should take all possible efforts for conducting elections in the societies.
The Minister said that he would take all possible measures to resolve the issues of Cooperative Societies to provide relief to the people.