Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah said that Karachi used to be one of the 6th dangerous cities and now the Karachi is not even included in the 100 dangerous cities of the world and it’s a world class case study.
Additional Chief Secretary Home Qazi Shahid Pervez, Additional IG Operations Amir Ahmed Sheikh, Secretary General Administration Muhammad Hanif Channa and other officers were also present in the meeting.
During the meeting, the delegation was given a detailed briefing on development projects and other issues including law and order situation.
Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah said that development projects are being given priority after restoration of law and order in the province.
Rs 222 billion has been earmarked for provincial ADP, Rs 30 billion for district ADP, Rs 71 billion for projects being implemented with the help of international organizations and Rs 5 billion for projects are in progress with the help of federal government.
In response to a question, Chief Secretary Sindh said that funds have also been set aside for Karachi water supply, sewage treatments, mass transit and road infrastructure, including Rs 10 billion for Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project and Rs 33 billion for Competitive and Livable City of Karachi included. The Rs 56 billion are for the Yellow Line and the Rs 74 billion for BRT Red Line projects on Karachi.
Talking about the successful projects of Sindh government, Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah said that treatment of heart diseases in NICVD is free which is not free anywhere in the world and people from all over the country are being treated here.
He further said that free liver and kidney transplantation is being done in Gambat.
He further said that Sindh Education Foundation and IBA Sukkur are successful projects of Sindh Government in education sector.
Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah further said that Thar Coal is successfully generating electricity today.
During the meeting, the officers asked the Chief Secretary Sindh about law and order and development projects to which the Chief Secretary Sindh and others gave detailed answers.