Friday, February 3

Malir Expressway to ease traffic congestion: Shah

KARACHI:Provincial Minister for Information, Local Government, Forests and Religious Affairs Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that Malir Expressway was an important project which would not only ease the traffic congestion of city but also accelerate the pace development in Malir and surrounding areas adding that directives has been issued to address the concerns of residents of Malir.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Provincial Minister Local Government and Information stated mega project was launched on 24 December 2021, the foundation stone of project was laid down by chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

Later, some concerns were raised on the project by the locals residents of Samoon goth, Shafi goth and other adjacent areas of the project. He said that PPP Malir MNAs, MPAs and party office bearers apprised Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari about the concerns of local people.

“Taking notice of the concerns on Malir Expressway project, Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari directed the Chief Minister Sindh and him to address the concerns of the people of Malir,” the minister added.

After which a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in which Malir elected PPP MNAs, MPAs and PPP Malir office bearers including PPP MNA Jam Karim Bajar, MPAs Muhammad Saleem Baloch, Yousuf Baloch, Mehmod Alam Jamote, Chairman DMC Salman Murad Baloch and others participated.

Shah said that after the meeting, the project director of Malir Expressway and his team were sent to Malir and instructed to choose route that would be acceptable to locals and no goth should be affected by the project.

Shah said that Malir is a stronghold of Pakistan Peoples Party and how could they ignore the concerns of the people of Malir. He said that Malir Expressway mega project would be completed with the consent of people of Malir.