Dev of rural areas of Karachi to go along with uplift of downtown: Murad


City Reporter

Karachi—Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the development of rural areas of Karachi will go along with the uplift of downtown of the city. This he said while presiding over a meeting on the development issues of Malir district at 7th floor of Sindh Secretariat, said a statement on Thursday. The meeting was attended by provincial ministers, Dr Sikanadar Mendhro, Jam Khan Shoro, Imdad Pitafi, Additional Chief Secretary (Dev) M. Waseem, provincial secretaries Hassan Naqvi, Baqaullah Unar, Aijaz Memon and senior officers of various departments. The meeting was informed that around 113 schemes of educational institutions, including schools, colleges were incomplete for certain reasons such as shortage of funds, failure to form PC-IV (completion of the project). The CM Sindh discussed each and every scheme and then ordered engineer concerned to review schemes and send him detailed report within three days. He also directed education department to prepare SNE within two days for the educational institutions. It was pointed out that most of the health centers are not functioning to their capacity because the doctors appointed there are not turning up on their duties. They gave examples of Rural Health Center Murad Memon where hardly a staff of five members discharge their duties. On this, the CM Sindh expressing his displeasure directed health minister to take strict action. It was disclosed in the meeting that most of the residential bungalows of BHCs and RHCs have been illegally occupied by some outsiders.

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