Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday announced to provide 50 percent of funds on behalf of the federal government for the K-IV, mega water project of Karachi.
This he said while chairing a meeting of PML-N’s provincial officials at Governor House in Karachi to discuss preparations of general elections 2018 in Sindh. Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique Ahmad and Senator Nehal Hashmi were also present on this occasion.
The estimated cost of K-IV project is Rs.25.5 billion. This mega water project will provide 650 million gallons of water a day (MGD) to the Karachiites. Karachi’s water requirement is more than 1,100 MGD. While, the current supply is reportedly less than 550 MGD.
Nawaz Sharif said the water crisis in Karachi has become serious. He announced that the federal government will give Sindh 50 percent of funds for K-IV mega water project of the metropolis.
The meeting also expressed concern over the issues of traffic and cleanliness in Karachi. It vowed to soon kick off work on Karachi Circular Railway, a crucial transportation project which has been being delayed for long.
The PM said development and progress in Karachi was not possible without establishing peace in the city. He held “a dictator” responsible for the unrest which has for long marred the city.
“We will not rest until the last terrorist is eliminated,” he said. Nawaz Sharif has arrived in Karachi on a two-day visit to hold political meetings reportedly as part of pre-election campaigning.
He was received by Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair at the airport. Sharif will spend a night at the Governor House in Karachi for the first time.
The prime minister attended a ceremony to celebrate Hindu religious festival Holi, organised by the minority wing of PML-N.