An important meeting was held under the chairmanship of Secretary Local Government Syed Najam Ahmad Shah on the topic of pre-monsoon preparations in which Deputy and Municipal Commissioners of all districts belonging to Karachi, MD Solid Waste and MD Water Board, Representatives of all concerned institutions including Pak Army Engineering Corps officers, NED University experts were present.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that before the work for cleaning the rainwater and sewerage drains of Karachi city, the process of maintenance of choking points which caused problems in the previous rains should be accelerated.
Najam Shah instructed that efforts should be initiated on emergency basis at all sensitive points including Gulistan-e-Zafar, Yousuf Goth, Stock Exchange, Shahra-e-Faisal, Gujjar Nala, Nursery Stop and all resources should be utilized for public convenience.
Najam Shah said that special attention should be paid to all the affected areas where residential colonies and human settlements were destroyed due to abnormal circumstances in the previous rains and no tragedy should be allowed to take place this year and onwards.
Speaking to the administrators present at the meeting, the Secretary Local Government said that the Sindh Local Government Department would continue to provide assistance to the concerned administrations for cleaning the drains in all the districts of Karachi.
Instructing the Metropolitan Commissioner Karachi, Najam Ahmad Shah said that feasibility report of cleaning of drains managed by KMC should be submitted to him and any sort of delay would not be tolerated at all.
Shah while giving orders to the MD Water Board said that the sewerage systems in the residential and commercial areas of the city which have become effected or weaker should be rehabilitated so that people would not face any problem of drainage during this year rains.
Talking to MD Solid Waste, Sindh Local Government Secretary said that cleaning of garbage and silt from drains is an ongoing process throughout the year which should be expedited and he should be informed about the performance report on daily basis.
He directed to clear the underground drain of Pakistan Stock Exchange completely and said that all the departments and concerned officials should come on one page to save the city from any further disaster and complete coordination shall be maintained among all the institutes.