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CM Directs Mayor & CK to clean and rebuild the drains before monsoon season

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed the Local Government Department to implement a detailed plan for drainage, rainwater harvesting, sanitation and repair so that funds could be released on time.

He said this while presiding over an emergency meeting on monsoon rains at the Chief Minister’s House. The meeting was attended by Local Government Minister Nasir Shah, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Sajid Jamal Abro, Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalawani, Secretary Local Government Roshan Sheikh, MD Water Board Asadullah Khan and others.

Murad Ali Shah said that the projects are in the pipeline by the World Bank of 11 million dollar and work will probably start in the next four months under which almost all major drains in Karachi will be rebuilt. “We will put up fences around the drains to prevent encroachments.

The Chief Minister directed the Mayor Karachi and Commissioner Karachi to work out a plan of action to avoid a situation similar to that which had taken place in Saadi Town last year. Mayor Karachi expedite the ongoing work on Mehran Nala. Murad Ali Shah also directed the Commissioner to contact the officials of K Electric for providing proper and uninterrupted power supply to the pumping stations of Karachi Water Board.

The meeting also decided that hoardings, unnecessary cables and other such display boards would be removed before the onset of monsoon.

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