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Local Body elections will be held on time; Chief Secretary Sindh

Sindh Chief Secretary Dr. Muhammad Sohail Rajput held a meeting with business community at Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Wednesday. 
In the meeting, President KCCI Muhammad Idrees Memon, Senior Vice President Zubair Motiwala and others informed him about the issues of business community and the problems of the city and said that business community will help Sindh Government to improve the infrastructure of the city.
Speaking at the occasion, Chief Secretary Sindh Dr. Muhammad Sohail Rajput said that the Sindh government has decided to restore rain effected city’s infrastructure and the Sindh Cabinet in this regard has approved of 2.5 billion rupees from which 1.5 billion are for road maintenance on the route of People’s Bus Services and rehabilitation of various other roads.
He further said that the Korangi Causeway project will be completed by June 2024 at a cost of Rs 5 billion. He said that the experts have identified most vulnerable areas of the city and suggested an engineering solution for rain water drainage at Tower, Gulshan Iqbal 13D, University Road, PECHS and Ahsanabad areas.
He further said that the salaries of fire brigade employees and other issues will be resolved on priority basis.
“A canal, power station and treatment plant will be built on the Hub Dam which will minimize the water loses” said Chief Secretary Sindh.
“Public-private partnership projects will be carried out in collaboration with Karachi’s business community and an IT Park will be built in Karachi under Public Private Partnership” He said.
 While assuring business community said that he will raise the issue of Citizen Oversight for Karachi projects in the upcoming meeting of Sindh Cabinet meeting.
He further stetted that Thar Coal is a successful public private partnership project of the Government of Sindh.
In response to a question, he said that the local body elections will be held on time.

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