Karachi, January 05, 2018 (PPI-OT):The members of district council Swat on Thursday visited KMC Building and met with the City Council members. City Council Parliamentary leader Aslam Shah Afridi, chairman recreation Hanif Surti, chairman charged parking M. Mursaleen, chairman katchi abadi Saad bin Jaffer and senior director coordination Masood Alam was also present on this occasion. The delegation led by the group leader Fazal Maabood while expressing their views said they found this very unfortunate that the biggest city of Pakistan and the hub of economy was presently in a very bad condition.
They demanded federal and provincial governments to pay attention on this city and strengthen the local government system here. City Council Karachi Parliamentary leader Aslam Shah Afridi said the people’s problems cannot be solved without making local governments strong. He said these organizations considered nursery of democracy and therefore we request the members of other local governments in Pakistan to raise their voice for Karachi.
The delegation head said local government system in KPK was much effective and the district council Swat has 101 members belongs to different political parties, he said the population of this district is about 22 Lac and three tier local government system is in place including village council, tehsil council and district council. They were presently on a study tour of Karachi and so far they visited Islamabad and Lahore. The delegation members said they got a good view of Karachi when they came here ten years ago however this time found this city engulfed with various problems.
City council recreation committee chairman Hanif Surti said Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar has started cleanliness work all over the city to remove the backlog of previous ten years. Senior director coordination Masood Alam said KMC have administrative control on only 27 percent area of Karachi whereas remaining administrative control is holding by other organizations like CAA, Pakistan Railway, Cantonment Boards and other bodies. Aslam Shah Afridi said the Mayor Karachi and his team was continuously working for solution of citizens problems despite limited resources.
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