Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has underlined the need for transformation of Katchi Abadis (temporary squatter settlements), into developed areas with proper health, education, drinking water and road infrastructure facilities.
He was chairing a high level meeting here at Governor’s House today. The meeting was attended by MNA Najeeb Haroon, MNA AamirLiaquat, MPA Firdous Shamim Naqvi, MPA Jamal Siddiqi, MPA Khurram Sher Zaman, Brig. (R) Mazhar, Naya Pakistan Housing & Development Authority, Islamabad, Mohsin Shaikhani, Hassan Bakhshi, Samar Ali Khan, Ashraf Qureshi and Principal Secretary to Governor Dr. Syed Saif-ur-Rehman.
Those who participated the meeting through video link included Secretary Ministry of Housing and Works, Imran Zeb Khan, Chairman Naya Pakistan Housing & Development Authority, Lt. General (R) Anwar Ali Hyder and DG, Federal Government Employees Housing Authority, Tariq Rasheed.
The meeting discussed various options with regard to the development of Jamshed Quarters, Pakistan Quarters etc and Katchi Abadis on federal government land in Karachi, and the provision of alternative arrangements for their occupants.
The Governor Sindh stressed to devise a strategy by involving the community for development of the identified areas as well as suggest a way forward for resolving the residential issues of their occupants amicably.
It was informed to the meeting that all the relevant issues have been sorted out at the competent forum, in this regard.