Sindh Local government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that betterment was witnessed in Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and in all district municipal corporations after posting of Administrators. Priority should be given to ongoing development schemes. The KMC has enough resources and if the same are utilised rightly there would be no need for any grant to KMC. We will request Chief Minister to issue funds to KMC, if needed. The minister was presiding over a meeting at KMC building to review uplift works. Secretary Local Government Najam Shah, Administrator Karachi Laeeq Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner South Irshad Ali, Senior Director Coordination Masood Alam, Finance Advisor of KMC Afaq Saeed, Special Secretary Local Government Najeeb Ahmed, Director General Works andServices Shabeeh ul Hassan Zaidi, Local Government Minister’s focal person to KMC Karamullah Waqasi and others were also present on the occasion. Nasir said that Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had directed the provincial government to carry out uplift works in Karachi. He directed the concerned officials to prioritise the schemes that are in favour of the public. The Minister said that KMC’s assets were rented out on nominal fares in the past, directing to conduct scrutiny into the matter. He saidthat charged parking system should be transparent. Nasir said that bylaws of advertisement should also be made as it can increase revenue of the KMC. He directed the local government Secretary to hand over completed projects including Drig road underpass, Mehran underpass of the department to KMC. The measures adopted by KMC for uplifting infrastructure of Karachi were discussed as well as future planning was done in the meeting. The Minister hoped that civic facilities being provided to the people would be expanded and their issues be resolved. He said that all issues could be resolved through right utilization of resources.
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