CM Sindh approves 11 new development schemes in Karachi

Karachi: During a recent progress review meeting of the Annual Development Plan (ADP), Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has approved 11 new development schemes worth PKR 7 billion in Karachi. These development schemes include reconstruction and beautification plans to make Karachi more beautiful, livable, and impressive.

Briefing the meeting, Sindh Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah mentioned that 11 new schemes for Karachi had bene identified that include construction of Shah Jahan Avenue from Water Pump to Qalandria Chowk, Shahrah-e-Noor Jahan from Abdullah College to Qalandria Chowk with restoration of stormwater drains, bridge at Jauhar Chowrangi, flyover at Safoora Chowk, road from Grex village to Y-junction with construction of stormwater drain, construction of Syed Rais Ahmed Jafari Road with a stormwater drain, underpass at Star Gate, underpass at Pir Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi Road at the National Stadium, two-lane bridge at Garden Road, renovation of the Empress Market and construction of roads surrounding the Supreme Court registry.

CM Shah directed the Planning and Development Board Chairman Mohammad Waseem, Local Government Secretary Roshan Shaikh, and Karachi Package Project Director Khalid Masroor to sit together and finalize the paperwork for the schemes so that they could be approved in time and launched at the earliest. The schemes are expected to cost around PKR 7 billion.

The CM also reviewed the progress on the ongoing 449 ongoing schemes worth PKR 40.6 billion under Karachi Package to which he expressed his displeasure at the slow progress. He had earlier released PKR 15.14 billion for these projects out of which only PKR 7.1 billion had been utilized.