PTI accuses Sindh govt of misappropriation in WB funds for municipal work


Observer Report

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has called for a probe intoof the Rs1 billion funds given by the World Bank to the Sindh government for municipal work in Karachi.
It accused the Pakistan People’s Party government of misappropriation of the WB funds and demanded the resignations of key provincial ministers.
The PTI leaders also questioned the role and performance of Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar, who belonged to their coalition partner Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, and demanded an inquiry against him as well.
“The World Bank has provided Rs1bn for the drainage system but it went in vain as usual. We demand an independent audit of these funds,” he said.
PTI Karachi President Khurram Sherzaman referred to the dismal state of storm-water drains in the city and mentioned the Mehmoodabad nullah, which was at its worst state and filled with garbage.
“Similarly, other drains of the city including Gujjar nullah, Korangi and Sultan nullah are also in a sorry state. Rainwater has submerged major portion of the city including the city’s largest public hospital JPMC and NICVD,” he added.
He shared the situation in Furniture Market after rains and said majority of the city was flooded and residents of these areas were still suffering despite the fact that 24 hours had been passed since the rains.

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