Prime Minister reviews KTP for solving longstanding problems of Karachi

Ministries Official News

Islamabad, September 03, 2020 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan says unfortunately resolution of multiple problems like provision of clean water, sewerage, solid waste management, cleaning of nullahs, and transport, being faced by people of Karachi has been ignored in the past. Chairing a high-level meeting regarding Karachi Transformation Plan (KTP) in Islamabad on Thursday, he said recent rains have exposed administrative lacunas as well as caused difficulties for the people of the metropolis of which the federal government is fully cognizant.

Talking about KTP, the Prime Minister said that an empowered and effective system is being formulated to ensure implementation on the timelines set for various projects, which is vital for the success of the plan. He said divided administrative powers were the biggest reason behind Karachi’s problems. He said attention of federal and provincial governments have time and again been drawn towards this issue. The Prime Minister said it is need of the hour that powers related to water supply scheme, sewage treatment and disposal, solid waste management and building control authority be delegated to an authorized administrator or local government.

The meeting reviewed the KTP for the resolution of longstanding problems of the people of Karachi. It was attended by Federal Ministers Asad Umar, Shibli Faraz, Syed Amin-ul-Haq, Syed Ali Haider Rizvi, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal and secretaries of relevant departments, while Governor Sindh Imran Ismail participated in the meeting via video link.

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