Army’s role in civil administration for execution of the Rs.1.1 trillion Karachi transformation Plan, is appreciated by General Bajwa.
Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday appreciated the role of armed forces supporting the civil administration for execution of the Rs1.1 trillion Karachi Transformation Plan announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan in September 2020.
During a visit to the headquarters of Corps V, the army chief also lauded the performance of law enforcement agencies for bringing down the crime rate and terrorism activities in the metropolis.
Corps Commander Lt Gen Muhammad Saeed received the army chief who was given a briefing about different jobs of the force in the city.
“The COAS was also briefed on formation’s support to civil administration in implementation of the Karachi Transformation Plan (KTP) including FWO [Frontier Works Organization], NLC [National Logistic Cell] and NDMA’s [National Disaster Management Authority] efforts for improvement in existing infrastructure to safeguard against urban flooding in Karachi and uplift of relevant civic facilities,” said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The army chief appreciated synergized efforts of all stakeholders in implementation of the transformation plan, it added.
Last year, Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced the ambitious uplift package for the development of the country’s financial capital. Several projects relating to water supply, solid waste management, storm water drains clearance and resettlement, sewage treatment, road infrastructure and mass transit are part of the KTP and different military organizations have been working on many of these projects.