Will take every step to recover municipal utility tax: Murtaza

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Efforts afoot for early rehabilitation of flood victims, says Wahab

Administrator Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Monday said that revenue was essential for the efficient running of any institution, adding all possible steps would be taken to recover the municipal utility tax, a major source of revenue for the KMC.

He said this while talking to officers on his arrival at Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) headquarters here, said a statement. On the occasion, Municipal Commissioner KMC Syed Afzal Zaidi and other officers were also present.

He said that he was grateful for the cooperation of KMC officers and staff for carrying out local government affairs in an efficient way. “As before, we all will continue to serve the city together. Karachi is our city and we have to make our city better,” he added.

Murtaza said that it was the top priority to make the KMC an active institution in terms of serving the citizens, for which a strategy had been formulated. “In the coming days, the infrastructure of Karachi has to be improved by developing it. The responsibilities of the KMC include maintenance of roads and arteries, parks and playgrounds, cleaning of drains, spraying of disinfectants,” he said. He said that there was a need to ensure that better municipal services were provided to the citizens and more facilities were available to them.

He directed the departmental heads to carry out daily affairs through mutual communication. For the construction and development of the city, the KMC should continue to play its key role, he added. Later, Murtaza along with the municipal commissioner visited the newly renovated Council Hall at the KMC head office. He expressed his satisfaction on the work done.

Meanwhile, Administrator Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Monday said that they are working on the early rehabilitation of the flood victims and will not sit idle until their complete rehabilitation.

“We are with our suffering brothers and sisters in this hour of difficulty. The funds generate  from the fund raising event held at Burns Garden will help the affected people especially the artists hit hard by the flood,” the Administrator said said this on the occasion of a visit to a fund raising event organized by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation at the historic Burns Garde here.

Deputy Commissioner District South Saeed Laghari, Saif Samijo of Lahoti, Sana Khawaja and a large number of citizens were also present. Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that an excellent function has been organized in Burns Garden in which a large number of people have participated.

He said that the Sindh government will not leave the affected artists alone in the hour of difficulty. The Administrator said that the amount generated from the concert and Qawwali Night will be spent for rehabilitation of artists affected by the flood.

He said that living nations always face difficult situations with perseverance and share each other’s sufferings through mutual aid. “We also have to play our part in this difficult time,” he added.

He said that all concerned institutions and people are working hard to help the flood victims, adding that hopefully we will be able to recover the victims soon. Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that such events are organized with good intentions and passion and the participants are commendable.

The Administrator Karachi also met the flood victims from Jamshoro district in Burns Garden and assured them of all possible cooperation from the Sindh government. Barrister Murtaza Wahab along with his family also visited the stalls in Burns Garden and bought items.

On this occasion, the flood victims expressed their gratitude for the ongoing assistance provided by the Sindh government.

 

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