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12-member strategic committee formed on Karachi civic issues

September 9, 2019

Karachi:A 12-member strategic committee was formed with six members each from Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) to resolve the civic issues of the megacity. PTI Sindh chapter president Haleem Adil Sheikh and MQM leader Ameenul Haq were made focal persons of the newly formed committee.

According to details, the committee formed by Prime Minister Imran Khan to resolve the civic issues of megacity Karachi met here with its chairman federal law minister Farog Naseem in chair.

The meeting was attended by federal ministers Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Faisal Vawda, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhter, Ameenul Haq, Haleem Adil Sheikh, Firdous Shamin Naqvi, Aftab Siddiqui, Khuram Sherzaman and Arshid Siddiqui.

The meeting discussed threadbare the pressing issues of the megacity for three hours. Initially, a 12-member ‘Karachi Strategic Committee’ was formed with six members each from PTI and MQM. Haleem Adil Sheikh and Ameenul Haq were made focal persons of this important committee which would compile a report on the pressing issues of Karachi like shortage of water, failed sewerage system, poor public transport and other problems.

Talking to media on the occasion, federal law minister Farog Naseem said the Prime Minister has already made a committee on civic issues of Karachi. He said during last 11 years no government gave serious focus to the problems of the megacity. He said Karachi faces the issue of garbage and many other problems which if not resolved urgently would pose serious threats. He said if we have to save Karachi, we have to resolve these issues on permanent basis.

He said we have to find a permanent solution to lifting garbage from the city and shift it to proper dumping points. He said today’s meeting was an emergency meeting which after detailed consultation decided to work on war footing basis. He said water, electricity, municipal waste and public transport are amongst the most serious issues of Karachi and committee would chalk out its recommendations on these issues and sent them to Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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