Shah keen to develop Jacobabad district


KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad ali Shah said on Sunday that he was keen to develop Jacobabd district for which every elected representative has to play his due role by monitoring the on-going schemes quality and pace.

“City would be made most beautiful if all of you [elected representatives] cooperate and support me,” he said while presiding over three different meetings to review district and provincial ADPs here at the CM House. The meeting was attended by provincial ministers, Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, Dr Sikandar Mendhro, Jam Mehtab Dahar, Jam Khan Shoro, Imdad Pitafi, Fayaz Butt, Chairman P&D M. Waseem, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, provincial secretaries, Fazal Pechuho, Hassan Naqvi, Jamal Shah, Aziz Uqaili, Aijaz Memon, ramzan awan and others.

The chief minister said that Jacobabad had a Rs5 billion throw-forward in its district ADP; therefore, it was quite difficult for the government to complete them during the next financial year. He said that he was going to allocate Rs1 billion for district ADP to complete some important schemes which all the present elected representatives of the district appreciated.

He also said that there were some link roads to connect villages to the main roads. Shah urged the elected representatives to monitor cleanliness work in the city and don’t allow encroachments and remove them, if any. He directed Works Dept to complete Garhi Khero – Usta Mohammad upto Balochistan border on priority basis.

Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro said that Rs155 million extra funds were with Jacobabad Municipal Committee: therefore, they must be used transparently for uplift of the face of the city, cleanliness and improvement of drainage system. The provincial ADP of the district is Rs2818.730 million to execute 87 schemes by different 13 departments. The government has Rs2295.375 million for them while the expenditures are Rs1747.781 million.

The chief minister told the representatives of the district Jacobabad that he had identified 16 schemes which would be completed by June 2017 because he had released their full funding. The meeting was attended by MNAs from Jacobabad Mir Aijaz Khan Jakhrani, Mir Shabir Bijarani, MPAs Mumtaz jakhrani, Dr Sohrab Sarki, Aurangzeb Panhwar and others.