The residents of Pakistan Quarters in Karachi can live in their homes for another 54 years after the Sindh government extended the lease. The issue of Pakistan Quarters lease was expired since 1995.
PTI MPA from Sindh Jamal Siddiqui said that the federal government had paid Rs413 million to the Sindh government for the extension of the lease.
“Today, the Sindh government has renewed the Pakistan Quarters lease,” Siddiqui said and showed one of the leased documents.
He said that the federal government is starting a housing project for the residents of Pakistan Quarters.
He said that the project was discussed at the Sindh governor house during his one-day visit on Tuesday.
PM Khan chaired a meeting of the Karachi Transformation Committee on Wednesday. The participants, which included all stakeholders, reviewed the progress on development projects worth Rs1,100 billion.
The Sindh government would be instructed to complete the work assigned to it. “Imran Khan’s heart beats with Karachi,” Sindh Assembly’s opposition leader Haleem Adil Sheikh claimed.
On September 5, 2020 the PM had announced a Rs1,100 billion package for Karachi. He said the money would be spent on different development projects and issues such as water shortage, sanitation, roads, and nullahs among others.