Disciplinary action would be taken in case of no increase in recovery, DG KDA Syed Shujaat Hussain

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In order to financially stabilize the Karachi Development Authority, it is necessary to ensure that all measures are taken to identify the shortcomings and remove them on a regular basis, The role of KDA officers and employees is important for the improvement of the department.

These views were expressed by the Director General of Karachi Development Authority Syed Shujaat Hussain in the conference room at the Civic Center in which he presided over a meeting consisting of senior officers.

In the meeting, DG KDA Syed Shujaat Hussain issued instructions to the Director Finance that the annual budget of Karachi Development Authority 2024-2025 should be prepared as soon as possible so that the budget can be approved in the upcoming governing body meeting.

Apart from this, Director Planning and Urban Design Rafiq Khoro informed the details and said that planning and urban design of any land of KDA at different places of the city, as well as part plant and other land, Matters are handled by the Planning and Urban Design Department.
The money received from Planning and Urban Design is credited to the KDA Recovery Account.

He further said that there is a dire need for computers and other machinery and equipment in the Planning and Urban Designing department, and the efficiency of the department can be improved by fulfilling the requirement.

Whereas, Director Finance and Accounts Muhammad Kashif Siddiqui while giving a briefing to DG KDA Syed Shujaat Hussain said that the Finance Department provides services to various departments of KDA, giving a briefing regarding the funds and salaries of retired officers and employees. It was said that the department needs funds, due to improvement in recovery, the salaries of officers and employees will be paid on time.

He further said that the Finance and Accounts Department is in the final stages of computerisation, by completing the computerized process all the data of the officers and employees will be saved.

He said that the auditors’ examination could not be conducted for a long time, the work on which is going on rapidly, KDA officers and employees can participate in the examination soon.

DG KDA issued orders to the Director Finance to save money by reducing the expenditure so that the money saved can be used in other matters. While giving a briefing to DG KDA Syed Shujaat Hussain, Director Parks Muhammad Zahid said that there are 379 parks in the city of Development Authority of Karachi, 193 parks are encroached upon and 48 parks are established in boundary walls.

DG KDA issued orders to prepare and submit the report of all the parks, to start the process of settling the parks by handing over possession to the mafia.

Notices should be issued for rent so that recovery can be increased, In case of no increase in recovery, disciplinary action should be taken against the concerned officers, said DG KDA.

Member Administration Naveed Anwar, Secretary KDA Behzad Aamir Memon, Director Finance and Accounts Muhammad Kashif Siddiqui, Director Planning and Urban Design Rafiq Khoro, Director Parks Muhammad Zaid and other officers were present on this occasion.

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