Mayor stresses improvement in charges recovery KMC signs agreement with Join Hands for zoo improvement plan

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Staff Reporter

Mayor Sukkur Arslan Shaikh has directed the municipal officers of the Taluka Municipal Administrations (TMAs) to improve utility charges recovery in coordination with all union councils.
Addressing a meeting on utility charges recovery at his office on Thursday, the mayor said the union councils (UCs) with better recovery position would be awarded financial benefits.
Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar has expressed gratitude to the federal minister for planning for consideration of his request in approving the long-awaited scheme of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW&SB) from Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) to strengthen the infrastructure of Karachi.
In a statement on Thursday, the mayor said the improvement in infrastructure was an immediate need of the citizens of the metropolis.
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a social organization “Join Hands” for bringing improvement in the Karachi Zoo.
Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhter and Director of Join Hands, Zubair Habib signed the agreement, said a statement.
The MoU envisages cooperation between the KMC and Join Hands for making Karachi Zoo a world class Zoo through its technical cooperation which also includes the training of the Zoo staff.
Metropolitan Commissioner Dr. Syed Saif-ur-Rehman, focal person of Join Hands Sehar Alam, Director Zoo Mansoor Qazi and others were also present on this occasion.
The mayor also planted a sapling in the Zoo on this occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the mayor said the parks and heritages holds much importance all over the world but we are doing opposite to it and the result is that many of the city parks are now in devastated condition and needs urgent funding.
He said, “Improvement is seen in some parks like Bagh Ibne Qasim Clifton, Hill Park and Safari Park due to our efforts and more new parks are coming soon including the Kidney Hill Park and a park in the China Ground at Kashmir Road.”
He appealed to the well-offs to come forward for their city and join hands with KMC in its endeavor to correct the things and bringing improvement in the city.