Karachi, December 22, 2018 (PPI-OT): Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar while approving the payment of around Rs20million for immediate disbursement of salary and pension of employees belonged to Christian Community before Christmas said Christian children would get free entry in the Karachi Zoo on Christmas. He was talking to a delegation comprising elected representatives from Christian Community who called on him in his office on Friday regarding payment of salary and pension to Christian staff of KMC and for resolving the issues pertain to cleanliness, water and sewerage in their areas.
The delegation apprised the Mayor about the problems facing by them in different Christian localities and asked him for bringing improvement in the sanitation and security condition especially around the main Churches. Chairman of legal committee of KMC Arif Khan Advocate, chairman land committee Syed Arshad Hassan, chairman works committee Hassan Naqvi, financial advisor Dr Asghar Abbas Shaikh and finance officers were also present on this occasion.
Mayor Karachi said that KMC will fulfill its responsibilities in connection with the provision of municipal facilities to Christian Community on Christmas so to enable them to celebrate their religious festival in a better manner. He said minorities have equal rights in Pakistan and they have been taken care well, all governmental organizations would make it sure to provide them with all necessary facilities.
He said development scheme be prepared for Essa Nagri so that roads and sewerage problems in that area could be resolved on permanent basis. Mayor Karachi said that KMC will in coordination with district municipal administration make all arrangements for cleanliness and lighting in areas where Christian community members reside He also directed that PC-1 be prepared for developing a park in the union council-5. He said that Mayor Karachi, district municipal chairmen and other elected representative will visit the churches on Christmas to wish the Christmas community and to show unity with them.
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