There could be no development unless there is peace: Governor

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Staff Reporter

Karachi—Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan has said this projects initiated and completed under public private partnership not only produce better results but also provide improved civic amenities to masses.
This he said during visit of Eduljee Dinshaw Road renovation project phase II on Tuesday. Karachi Commissioner Syed Asif Hyder Shah was also present on that occasion.
Governor said that “Pursukun Chowk” (peaceful roundabout) being constructed at Eduljee Dinshaw Road would beautify our city and completion of second phase would guarantee a peaceful atmosphere and environment for not only the people of the area but also Karachiites from all over the city.
He said that law and order and peaceful conditions are closely linked with any development activity as there could be no development unless there is peace. Priority is being attached for recovery, restoration, rehabilitation and redevelopment of parks and other recreational facilities.
Dr Ebad said that unique buildings and monuments are identity of any city or country and they also symbolize their culture, heritage and history. He said that the notion that unique and historic nature buildings and monuments were not erected after independence in Karachi, is correct to some extent and as such it is our collective responsibility to make efforts in this regard, so as to beautify our city with a sense of ownership.
Dr Ebad pointed out that Government as well as private sector are always willing to invest in any viable project aimed at welfare and benefit of the masses. There was an immense need to prepare comprehensive strategy for beautification, renovation and redevelopment of city’s road, roundabouts and localities, by promoting sense of ownership amongst masses.
He said that after completion of Rs.80 million first phase of redevelopment of Eduljee Dinshaw Road, the whole area is giving a very different look as compared the state of the road earlier. The proposed Rs.100 million phase-II project would make the whole area more attractive and beautiful, which would be enjoyed be the locals and other Karachiites alike, he observed.
While talking with media men on the occasion, Governor said that to restore the past glory of Karachi we have to work jointly as it was our collective responsibility. Maintenance and care of existing parks, play grounds and other recreational facilities must be given priority by each and every one of us, he concluded
Governor was briefed about the phase II of the project in detail on the occasion. Mairaj Zuberi, Shahid Ahsan, Jameel Yousuf and Tariq Huda were also present on the occasion.

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