Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Federal Minister for Water Syed Khursheed Shah in their high power meeting have agreed to settle all the outstanding issues, including K-IV, RBOD-I and III, and Hub Canal projects amicably.
The meeting was attended by Chairman WAPDA Gen (retd) Sajjad Ghani, Secretary Water Resources Hassan Nasir Jami through video link, Joint Secretary Maher Ali Shah, GM North Masood Soomro, PD K-IV Aamir Mughal, Sindh Minister for Local Govt Nasir Shah, Minister for Irrigation Sindh Jam Khan Shoro, Sindh Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput, Chairman P&D Hassan Naqvi, Secretary Finance Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary LG Najam Shah, Secretary Irrigation Sohail Qureshi and other concerned officers, said a statement issued here on Wednesday.
The meeting was told that the Greater Karachi Bulk Water Supply Scheme K-IV Phase-I (260 MGD) was being constructed in Districts Malir and Thatta with the objective to provide a dependable and sustainable water transmission system from its more than 100 kilometers away source of Keenjhar Lake to three reservoirs around the city to feed Karachi Water Supply and Distribution Network.
The Chief Minister said that the project would enable the water supply system to meet the public needs and requirements of commercial and industrial activities. He said, the water supports economic activities, alleviates poverty by flourishing the the existing and future industries in Karachi. He directed to expedite the pace of works on the project.
Federal Minister Khursheed Shah said that his team had told him that there were some cases of land disputes under hearing in courts.
At this, the CM directed the Chief Secretary to get all the issues of land and court cases cleared so that the work on the project could be accelerated.
The CM Sindh was told that the tender for different components of the K-IV has been awarded and work is about to start.
The meeting was told that the WAPDA had completed its work on Right Bank Outfall Drain-I & III in June 2020 but the project had yet to be taken over by the Sindh government.