A financial package meaning to address Karachi’s issues is announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan on his day-long visit to the city on Saturday. He is said to be accompanied by Information Minister Shibli Faraz and MNA Amir Mahmood Kayani. He is also expected to meet Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, and members of the provincial assembly. He shall be briefed about the post-rains situation in Karachi. the package is of 1.1 Trillion, a historic development package for any city.
PTI leader Faisal Javed Khan stated earlier in a tweet that the Karachi Transformation Plan was aiming at problems like choked drainage and sewerage systems. Meanwhile, the Information Minister said that the prime minister aimed to restore Karachi’s identity as an industrial hub and backbone of the economy. Asad Umar stated that the prime minister shall be announcing the ‘biggest development package’ in the country’s history for any other city. On August 27, he had said that his government shall not abandon the city’s people in their time of crisis.
The record-breaking monsoon shower caused waterlogging and disruption of power in several areas of the city, taking away 20 lives. ‘We will be announcing a plan for a permanent solution to the problems caused by floods by cleaning of nullahs, fixing of the sewage system and resolving the huge challenge of water supply to the people of Karachi’, the premier had announced in a series of tweets.
The Karachi Transformation Plan had been reviewed by him on Thursday, said officials. He stated that the biggest issue in Karachi’s civic matters was the lack of transfer of administrative powers. ‘Unfortunately, nobody had thought about the problems being faced by the people of Karachi in the past’, he said.