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Sunday, May 15, 2011

KARACHI CITY GOVT. INCREASE NUMBER OF STALLS IN SUNDAY BOOK FAIR

City District Government Karachi has increased the number of stalls held in the Sunday Book Fair in Frere Hall. More than 50 book stalls will be held in the Sunday Book Fair on 15th May where old and new books will be put on sale.

This may be noted that City District Government Karachi after a gap of 7 years resumed the weekly Sunday Book Fair in the historical Frere Hall on last Sunday. Large number of book lovers and families visited the book fair and appreciated the step taken by CDGK. Considering this appreciation, City Government had decided to increase the number of stalls in the book fair. The Sunday Book Fair in Frere Hall will be held from 8 a.m till 7 p.m every Sunday.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

DRAIN CLEANING WORK FROM MARCH

Karachi: Administrator Karachi Fazlur Rehman has directed city government and town administration to start the cleaning of sewage and storm water drains from next month so that the work could complete before the arrival of monsoon.

Addressing a meeting of the town administrators he also advised to begin preparations of arrangements for rainy season. District Officer Machinery Pool Khuda Bux Shaikh was made focal person who would collect daily report of drains cleaning from towns.
The meeting was also attended by EDO Municipal Services Masood Alam, EDO E&IP Dr. Saif-ur-Rehman, EDO Works & Services Rasheed Mughal and other officers of city government.

Administrator Karachi said that the government was aware of the shortage of resources in towns. Despite facing short fall of Rs300million, City Government was running its affairs and none of the development project had so far been delayed due to unavailability of funds.

He further said though the limited resources and huge short fall had created a few problems but the public welfare works especially those related to provision of civic facilities to people must be carried on through better management of resources.

The Administrator instructed town administration and Municipal Services Department of City Government Karachi to immediately start the cleaning and de-silting of sewage and storm water drains and complete this work before the coming of rains.
He said that the timely completion of this work would bring better results and save the citizens from any trouble during monsoon. The Administrator directed all municipal organizations to ensure full coordination among them and start the cleaning of all small and big drains without delay.

EDO Municipal Services on this occasion while giving a briefing said that all municipal organizations have their finalized plan for cleaning of sewage and storm water drains and they also knew where they need more cleaning, therefore, he said no new plan was needed in this regard. The town administration will be provided with heavy machinery when and wherever they needed it The meeting also reviewed the drains cleaning plan prepared by town administrations for their area.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lala Fazlur Rehman visits Malir, Shah Faisal, Gulberg, Liaquatabad and Gulshan-e-Iqbl Town

Administrator Karachi Fazlur Rehman has said that the repairing and carpeting of roads and streets with installation of lights and repairing of water and sewerage lines was underway in different areas of city and these works will be completed before the Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi(saw).

During a visit of Malir, Shah Faisal, Gulberg, Liaquatabad and Gulshan-e-Iqbl Town on Tuesday where he was accompanied by EDO Works & Services Rasheed Mughal, EDO Municipal Services Masood Alam, concerned town administrator and other city government officers he also issued on the spot directives for immediate start of work.

On the visit of Malir, Adminstrator Karachi directed to start immediate construction and patch working of ten streets of Sabir Colony. He also instructed EDO Transport to construct a pedestrian bridge at main road in front of Malir-Khokhrapar School to facilitate the people especially the students.

On this occasion, Moulana Azhar Qadri informed him about the difficulties in holding of procession and religious meetings on Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi(saw). Administrator Karachi on this, directed KWSB to solve the water and sewerage problems of the area before the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal.

Adminstrator Malir Town Mukhtar Palijo informed that the town had performed CC Flooring of 6 streets along with other small works.

Gulberg Town Administrator Latif Lodhi told Administrator Karachi that all arrangements regarding Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi(saw) were already completed and the town administration had been in contact with all ulema-e-karam.

During the visit of Liaquatbad Town, Administrator Karachi directed to repair the road and footpath at Liaquatabad No.10. He also instructed to complete the sanitation work, repairing and patch working of all roads and streets around Faizan-e-Madina so that the citizens especially the participants of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi(saw) meetings and processions should not have to face any difficulty during Rabi-u-Awwal.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

SECOND PHASE OF CITY-WIDE FUMIGATION

City District Government Karachi has started second phase of town-wise fumigation campaign after completion of first phase of extensive spray program. About 20 vehicles will be used for second phase to perform spray in two towns daily. City Government has also arranged a special spray program for flood relief camps. A total of 267 patients infected with dengue virus have received successful treatment in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

This was stated by Administrator Karachi Fazlur Rehman while talking to media representatives after inaugurating second phase of city wide fumigation campaign in Saddar Town Office on Friday.

He said that the special 40 bedded ward established in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital was providing best and free of cost medical treatment to patients suffered from dengue fever. More beds will be added in this ward if needed.

Administrator said that he has called a joint meeting of town administrators and city government to adopt a combined strategy to control the spread of dengue and other harmful viruses and to bring improvement in the overall sanitation condition in city.

He said that the on going fumigation will be made even more effective by adopting such a strategy that could effectively cover all areas or union councils in Karachi. In order to make it more effective, elected representatives on town level will be asked to support the fumigation campaign in their respective areas.

Administrator said that the shortage of resources will not create any obstacle in the continuous provision of better health care facilities to citizens.

He also appealed to citizens to register their complaints on 1339 regarding spray campaign in their area so that instant action could be taken. EDO Health Dr. Nasir Javed and Saddar Town Administrator Mukhtar Hussain were also present on this occasion.



Sunday, July 4, 2010

Naila Wajid Khan presented the budget documents to the CDGK administrator

Administrator Karachi Lala Fazlur Rehman while exercising the powers of City Council Karachi vested in him under the rules gave approval of City District Government Karachi’s Rs53, 958.40million tax free budget for fiscal year 2010-2011. Earlier EDO Finance & Planning Naila Wajid Khan presented the budget books and other documents to Administrator Karachi on Tuesday and the same was finally approved by Administrator Karachi in the form of Resolution. The draft budget was already approved by the city council Karachi via its Resolution No.4 on 7th May 2010.

On this occasion Administrator Karachi said that the budget of city government Karachi has been prepared under the directive and policies of Government of Sindh. “We have tried to carry on the journey of progress and development in Karachi despite of present financial crisis in the country”, he said, adding that the budget allocations for different sectors were made on equal basis and the education and health sector received maximum amount. No new tax has been imposed even in tough current financial condition and huge amount was allocated to development works in the city. He expressed hope that the journey of development would be made continue by improving the current receipts condition.

According to the budget documents, the total receipts of City Government during fiscal year 2010-2011 are expected to stand at Rs53958.40million while the total expenditure has been estimated at Rs53874.02 million, leaving an amount of Rs84.38million as surplus.

The Revenue Department has been given topmost slot in the revenue generation list which is expected to collect Rs7648.34million in the year 2010-2011. Grants /Releases from Government of Sindh are listed next which are Rs5981.72milliion. The total dues of defunct KMC/KDA against KESC are Rs1983.06million. The other major revenue sources include Rs1512million from Municipal Services, Rs1266.32million from Master Plan, Rs1000million from KBCA as transfer of income, Rs805.33million from Works & Services, Rs814.92million from Finance & Planning, Rs567.30million from Enterprise & Investment Promotion, Rs135.55million from Coordination, Rs129.10million from Transport & Communication, Rs85.49million from Community Development, Rs54.37million from Health, Rs46.43million from Karachi Mass Transit Cell, Rs14597.80million from Water & Sanitation Department(KW&SB). Funds for Devolved Departments of Government of Sindh through Single Line Transfer System (Salary, Non Salary &I ADP) are Rs17, 329.96million.

City Government has for the first time set aside an amount of Rs120million for Circular Railway which is more than its share for this project while other handsome allocations are also made for Landhi Korangi Cottage Industry, Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases, Cardiac Care Emergency Units, Storm water drainage system, procurement of emergency fire extinguishing equipments and vehicles and construction of oil tankers terminal in Zulfiqarabad. A total of Rs24,137.16million has been allocated for development projects in the city government budget for 2010-2011.

City Government has allocated major amount of Rs11, 285.06million for Education and Rs9156.09million for Health Budget. The total amount allocated for Education and Health is 30 percent of the total budget while Rs9156.09million has been set aside for the budget of Works & Services. The other allocations in budget include Rs3400million for Annual Development Program(District), Rs1156.46 for Municipal Services, Rs556.34million for Community Development, Rs506.25million for Information Technology, Rs533.20million for Transport & Communication, Rs367.09million for Agriculture, Rs225.64 for Karachi Mass Transit Cell, Rs205.88million for Master Plan, Rs39.82million for E&IP, Rs1349.89 for departments of Coordination Group and Rs22.09million for Literacy

Afterwards Administrator Karachi Fazlur Rehman along with EDO F&P Naila Wajid Khan and other officers of finance department called on Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan at his office and briefed him about the city government budget…

Thursday, June 17, 2010

REVENUE DEPARTMENT GETS DIRECTIVE FOR ACTION AGAINST LAND GRABBERS

Administrator Karachi Fazlur Rehman has directed Revenue Department to take immediate action for implementation of recently promulgated Pubic Property (Removal of Encroachments) Ordinance 2010. He has instructed EDO Revenue to prepare all required infrastructure including establishment of offices and coordination among concerned departments so that effective action could be taken against the land grabbers.

City District Government Karachi has finalized all initial work to initiate action under the Public Property Ordinance 2010. The Revenue Department was also establishing a police station and anti encroachments force to arrest and lodge the FIR against the land grabbers. Under the ordinance any person found responsible of occupying government land would have to face 10 year imprisonment with fine equal to the value of occupied land while the government official helping the encroacher would have to face 5 year imprisonment.

Meanwhile Administrator Karachi Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday imposed immediate ban on the sale and use of over ripen, rotten fruits, sugar cane juice, all kinds of gola dundas, ice lollys and other syrups on the roads and footpaths within the jurisdiction of City District Government Karachi. The action has been taken to save the health and lives of citizens.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

KARACHI INSTITUTE OF HEART DISEASES GETS RS.5 MILLION

Administrator Karachi Fazlur Rehman has given approval of release of Rs5million to Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases. The amount will be spent on the maintenance of Operation Theatre and Angiography Machine besides other essential supplies including emergency injections. During a surprise visit to KIHD on Tuesday he directed EDO Finance & Planning to release this amount to institute on immediate basis.
Administrator Karachi went to the CCU and OPD where he met with the patients and enquire about their health. Deputy Project Director Dr. Siraj on this occasion informed him about the problems facing by the hospital.

Administrator Karachi also constituted a committee headed by Director KIHD Dr. Abdus Samad to give its suggestions regarding various matters including procurement of medicines. Other members of the committee include Deputy PD KIHD Dr. Siraj as Secretaryi and EDO F&P Naila Wajid Khan, EDO MS Masood Alam, EDO Health Dr. Shahab Imam and D.O Procurement Dr. Muhammed Aslam as members.

Administrator Karachi said that more resources will be provided to KIHD during next fiscal year. He said that timely disbursement of salaries to employees of the hospital will also be made possible.

During the visit of under construction Nazeer Hussain Shaheed Hospital near NIPA Chowrangi Administrator Karachi formed a committee comprising EDO Works and Services, EDO Law, EDO Health and DO IFQC that would submit its report and suggestions on the start of work on this project within 10 days.

Administrator Karachi said that all possible measures will be taken for timely completion of every project initiated by former city nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal.

He said that the construction of this hospital had been delayed due to the legal proceedings and now the matter must resolve so that

This public welfare project could complete as soon as possible.
He also directed EDO Works and Services to negotiate with the contractor and solve the matter in least possible time.

Monday, April 5, 2010

FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES APPRECIATE STORM WATER DRAINAGE SYSTEM

Representatives of Nepal and Bangladesh have appreciated the achievements of city district government in Karachi for revamping of development infrastructure in the city which they called a role model for their country’s local governments.
               
The expressed these views during a visit to the city government’s Works & Services Department along with Mr. Perveen Rehman of Orangi Pilot Project & Research Institute on Thursday. EDO Works & Services Rasheed Mughal gave a detailed briefing on this occasion whereby the participants were apprised of the methodology adopted by city government Karachi for cost effective storm water drainage network and sewage system across the city.

The participants were also briefed by representative of M/s. Techno Consultant about the S-III project of KWSB. The participants shared their views about the development and channelization of storm water drainage system and sewage network in Nepal and Bangladesh.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

CITY GOVT. COMPLETES 2496 PROJECTS IN 4 YEARS


Nazim Karachi Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that Haq Parast City Government has completed 2496 projects in Karachi during last four years while 126 mega projects were still under progress. This list includes only those projects which have cost more than Rs30million.

He expressed these views while addressing a press conference at a local hotel on Wednesday. City Naib Nazim Nasreen Jalil, all town nazmeen, naib nazmeen, DCO Karachi Javed Hanif, M.D KWSB Qutubuddin Shaikh and other senior officers of city government and water board were present on this occasion.

Nazim Karachi said that a total of 52 months have been completed since the time we took oath on 17th October 2005. Out of 1560 days we had 1252 working days. City Government has averagely completed 2 projects per day and 48 projects per month during this tenure to provide maximum facilities to citizens.

He said that a total of 35 flyovers and underpasses were completed in last four years with 316 major and supplementary roads. City government also completed 451 educational projects besides 194 water and sewerage projects and 356 parks while 110 projects were completed in rural areas. He said that in the transport sector 255 bus stops and 116 pedestrian bridges were completed with the construction of Pakistan’s first car parking plaza and the intercity bus terminal. City Government also brought 75 CNG buses on roads and a total of 337 new machinery and vehicles were provided during this period. He said that a modern command and control center was installed in the city while the citizen’s complaints information system 1339 was introduced to solve public’s problems on immediate basis. The CCIS 1339 has got ISO 9001 certification which is another major achievement of city government. City Government has also initiated green Karachi campaign during which more than 1.2million saplings were planted in different parts of the city. Haq Parast city government also gave a new concept of Karachi Development Fund to ensure hurdle free journey of development.

Nazim Karachi said that with the completion of so many projects we have also planned lot of projects for future including K-IV and S-III projects, Karachi Mass Transit project and Circular Railway project to provide further facilities to citizens. He said that already three signal free corridors have been completed in the city while the fourth one was underway. The whole corridor from P.I.D.C to Airport will be made signal free by January-February 2011. The signal free corridor –V will be from Sohrab Goth to M.A Jinnah Road.

City Nazim also thanked all those who have been supported and helped him during last four years. He said that he was thankful of Quaid-e-Tehreek Altaf Hussain Bhai for providing full support and guidance during this period. He also thanked President Asif Ali Zardari, Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, City Naib Nazim Nasreen Jalil, members of city district council Karachi, media representatives, people of Karachi and his whole team including DCO Karachi, M.D KWSB, members of town and union’s administration, employees of city government, his personal staff, Afaq Hussain Affan, Zahoor, his telephone operator, peons, drivers and all those who were worked day and night with him.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Agha Siraj Durrani lashes out at CDGK —Advices nazims, other officials to go to the hospital for their mental checkups

By Saleem Chandio and Bachal Chandio
KARACHI: Sindh Local Government’s Minister, Agha Siraj Khan Durrani on Tuesday strongly criticized the City Nazim, Syed Musafa Kamal and said that the City Government had no power to interfere in the affairs of the Karachi Building Control Authority.
He was speaking on a point of order in reference to a statement of the City Nazim and City Government’s announcement of canceling the building plans approved by the KBCA during the past six months.
Referring to a TV interview of the City Nazim, the Local Government Minister said, amidst slogans of shame-shame, that he had no authority to come live on TV and utter abuses.
He said that if they had any problems, they should come and discuss the same with them.
He said that they were pursuing a policy of reconciliation and it was the kindness of President Asif Ali Zardari that funds were being provided to them. He said that he neither dictates anyone nor takes dictation from anyone but would do whatever he felt to be right.
He said that the Nazims were making illegal appointments and using funds illegally and he could not sit silent on that. He said that the government gives funds to the defunct KMC and city Government and when they did not get funds, they start raising hue and cry.
He advised them to go to some hospital where they could get their mental checkup and get themselves treated there. (RT)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases to start OPD service on 24/7 basis

On the directive of City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal Health Department of City District Government Karachi has decided to open the OPD at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases on 24 hour basis and without any gap. The department has also decided to implement the directives of City Nazim regarding availability of specialist doctors at each department of ASH and KIHD and stationing a fleet of CDGK ambulance service 1122 at Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases.
Earlier City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal had directed EDO Health Services Dr. Shahab Imam to take immediate measures for provision of better and on time health care services to citizens. He said that the opening of 24 hour OPD at ASH and KIHD would ensure availability of better medical facilities to people while the presence of specialist doctors and ambulance service 1122 would also facilitate the patients in critical moments.

Nazim Karachi said that city government has spent billions of rupees on the provision of better health care services to citizens and therefore they should avail the benefits of measures taken by city government for their convenience.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

CONTRACTORS BEGIN REPAIR WORK OF AFFECTED BUILDINGS


Responding the appeal of City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal, the contractors of City District Government Karachi and Karachi Water & Sewerage Board started repair and reconstruction work of affected buildings of M.A Jinnah Road on Sunday morning.

The contractors have employed a work force comprising 1500 people with heavy machinery in the rehabilitation work. Services of civil engineers have also been hired to oversee the work. The number of labor will be increased by 1000 from Monday and the affected buildings will be repaired and restored within next 10 days after that these will be handed over to the owners so that they could restart their business as soon as possible.

The contractors are using heavy machinery of City Government and Saddar Town besides 11 cranes, more than 8 dumper loaders, dozens of trucks and other machinery hired by them. Two separate pools of funds have been set up by the contractors of CDGK and KWSB with a sum of Rs10million in each pool as the initial amount; this amount will be used for purchase of construction material, payment of wages to labor and for other necessary expenditures and will be increased as and when it required. City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has expressed satisfaction over the pace of work.

The contractors will perform the reconstruction and repair works on 24 hour basis and will not take any break before the completion of the task. It has also been decided that the repaired and revamped shop will be handed over to the owner soon after completion of work so that they could restart their business there. On Sunday a total of 1000 bags of cement with 500 trucks of “bajri”and other material was arranged while the welders, carpenters and concerned machinery was also dispatched to the site.

Meanwhile the shutters of more than 100 shops of old cloth bazaar of Light House were handed over to the owners while the repair work was also started on Sunday. The shops of this market will also be handed over to the traders after completion of their repair work in next few days.

During a visit of the area on Sunday City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal expressed satisfaction over the rapid pace of work. He said that we will fulfill our promise made to the affected traders that the restoration and rehabilitation work will be completed within week’s time.

This may be noted that City Nazim has formed a monitoring committee comprising of EDO Works & Services Rasheed Mughal, EDO Municipal Services and M.D KWSB Qutubuddin Shaikh for repair and reconstruction of damaged buildings…

Saturday, January 2, 2010

CONTRACTORS TAKE ON REPAIR OF DAMAGED BUILDINGS

Registered contractors of CDGK and KWSB have announced to participate in the rehabilitation process of arson hit business community by starting repair and reconstruction work of 22 gutted buildings located in an area from Light House to Boulton Market from Sunday.

In the presence of City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal, affected traders and media representatives at Boulton Market on Saturday they said that the 285 buildings of Boulton Market will be repaired by contractors of Karachi Water & Sewerage Board while the rehabilitation of remaining affected buildings will be done by contractors of City District Government Karachi.

Earlier City Nazim said that the repair work of affected buildings will be performed not in months but within weeks and all the affectees will be rehabilitated in their original shops so that they could restart their business there. He said that we could not afford any delay in this work. He also appealed to the administration of private schools in Karachi to exempt the fees of the children of affected traders for at least next 6 months, adding that city government will itself pay their fees if they did not do so.

City Nazim said that national flag should be hoisted on all the affected buildings as a symbol of harmony. He said that the incident was anticipated as the enemy was trying to destroy the economic hub of Pakistan but we will not surrender.
Nazim Karachi further said that the affected traders have lost all of their life long earning in the incident and now we have set up our preferences for their rehabilitation. Initially the repair and reconstruction of shops has been taken on and for this purpose I would ask the contractors of CDGK and KWSB to give some sacrifice for their city and country. They have been invited here so that they could themselves see the huge damage and take part in the rehabilitation process. He said that the nation today needs us. The rehabilitation work has been initiated on war footing basis. City Government will also have its share in this process. He said that from now on all attention should be given to the rehabilitation of affected traders.

City Nazim also formed a monitoring committee comprising of EDO Works & Services Rasheed Mughal, EDO Municipal Services and M.D KWSB Qutubuddin Shaik which would also decide the procedure for repair and reconstruction of damaged buildings.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

KARACHI CITY GOVERNMENT ESTABLISH SPECIAL FUND FOR AFFECTED TRADERS


City District Government Karachi has established a special fund for prompt and quick rehabilitation of traders and shopkeepers who lost their all belongings in the fire incident at M.A Jinnah Road on Ashura.

This was announced by City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal in a well attended press conference held in the committee room of Civic Center on Wednesday. City Naib Nazim Nasreen Jalil, Senior Presiding Officer City Council Masood Mehmood, Leader of the council Muhammad Asif Siddiqui and member city council Sarwat Arif Advocate and Nadeem Hyat Hashmi Nazim Karachi were also present on this occasion.

On this occasion Nazim Karachi also appealed to government to compensate the trader’s community and shopkeepers as 50 percent cash payment and 50 percent loan without interest so that they could be rehabilitated as early as possible. He said that the fund is being established on the directive of Quaid-e-Tehreek Mr. Altaf Hussain and the city government has already opened account number 31618-0 for collection of donations in the Habib Bank, KMC Branch.

He said that Quaid-e-Tehreek had expressed desire for early rehabilitation of all the affectees and he had directed me and Naib City Nazim to establish this fund. City Nazim said that Quaid-e-Tehreek has a huge following and a large number of his workers and lovers would like to donate in this fund while the city government will also have a share in this fund. He also appealed to the people of Karachi to donate in this fund so that the affected business community could be rehabilitated soon.

Replying a question City Nazim said that the fire brigade has completed the fire extinguishing operation in the affected buildings of Bolton Market and the situation was totally under control. He however asked the people to avoid gathering in the affected area as their presence was creating hurdles in the swift working of fire brigade.

City Nazim said that Chamber of Commerce and Industry Karachi has also been involved in the fund established by city government and the collected money will be used through its representatives and the associations of business community. He also clarified that the city nazim or any coming administrator would have no role in its disbursement. Nazim Karachi said that our task will only be completed after full rehabilitation of all the affected traders and shopkeepers and till that time we will continue our efforts on a war footing basis. He said that the city government has also started survey of the losses suffered by the traders so that the total loss could be ascertained.

City Naib Nazim Nasreen Jalil said that the business community in Karachi was like the back bone of our economy and their loss would not be limited to themselves but adversely affect the whole economy of Pakistan. She said that we will have to work on emergency basis to combat this situation. City Naib Nazim demanded that the funds of crores of rupees allocated by federal government for rehabilitation of heritage should also be used for the restoration and reconstruction of heritage buildings at M.A Jinnah Road.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

CCPO KARACHI, POLICE OFFICIAL MONITOR 9TH MUHARRAM PROCESSION THROUGH COMMAND & CONTROL CENTER

City administration has been facilitated greatly due to the availability of Command & Control Center and surveillance cameras in its monitoring the area from Nishter Park to Tower during Muharram-ul-Haram. So far city government has installed 275 video cameras on different locations and 100 more will be installed within a week. No one can abolish this system in future as any such attempt would be resisted by the people who have owned this system.

This was stated by City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal while talking to media representatives on Saturday at Command & Control Center. Earlier he reviewed the city condition specially the situation at Nishter Park and M.A Jinnah Road during the 9th Muharram procession and afterwards attended the procession at M.A Jinnah Road and met with the organizers and religious leaders.

The CCPO Karachi Waseem Ahmed along with SSP Dr. Aamir Yousuf Zai and other police officers were also present on this occasion and inspected the main procession from the screens of command and control room.

City Nazim said that the present day challenges could not be dealt without using latest technology. City Government has provided this facility to administration that has helped and enabled them to monitor the condition of city during Muharram-ul-Haram. He said that the Nishter Park was now regarded as the key place for holding of religious and other people’s gatherings. This system was not specific to Muharram and has been established on permanent basis. All the entrance routes of Nishter Park and its internal area were being monitored completely.

City Nazim said that not only this system was helping the police but was also used to control the fire brigade, ambulance service 1122 and city wardens who are also on the ground. He said that the system could record the data for next 10 years and its capacity was being enhanced on regular basis. The area from Airport to Metropole Hotel and from Saddar to Safoora Chowk(Corridor III) will also include in the coverage area within a week.

The CCPO Karachi Waseem Ahmed on this occasion said that the city government’s command and control system was supported by latest technology and has been proved effective and helpful for Karachi Police. He said that the surveillance system could save the city from any possible terrorist act and the police and other law enforcement agencies could be informed instantly in case of any emergency situation. He also acknowledged the help and coordination received by police from the town nazmeen and the town administration in Karachi.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

CITY KARACHI INAUGURATES FAMILY PARK IN NORTH NAZIMABAD

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal inaugurated Shuhada-e-Haq Model Family Park in UC-8 of North Nazimabad Town on Wednesday. Town Nazim Mumtaz Hameed, member Sindh Assembly Abdul Moeed Siddiqui, DCO Karachi Javed Hanif Khan and Executive Director Parks & Horticulture Liaquat Ali Khan were also present on this occasion. City Government has constructed this 4 acre park with a cost of Rs20million.

On this occasion while talking to media representatives Nazim Karachi said that this is the 350th park that has been constructed by present City Government in Karachi. He said that the availability of 350 small and big parks and a good number of sports grounds has led to considerable reduction in the air pollution and the citizens have got better and quality recreation facilities near to their homes.

He said that we have completed thousands of projects during last four years while hundreds of other were still in pipe line and would soon come on the ground. City Nazim said that development was an ongoing process and it never ends at any point. Adding that the present development process in city must continue or the whole nation would have to bear the brunt of its stoppage.

Nazim Karachi said that despite of completing thousands of projects in last few years we believe that not all the problems of citizens have been solved and still we have to do lot of work. He said that city government has constructed many huge and small parks in the city including Bagh Ibne Qasim, Beach Park, Jheel Park and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Park that would surely provide good recreation facilities to people.

He said that while doing so many works in Karachi we never considered the affiliation of locals to any particular group or party. Besides main city areas, katchi abadies, rural areas and islands were also given equal importance in the journey of development. He also cited the example of Manghopir area where city government has upgraded its old Leprosy Hospital to a modern general hospital with state of the art facilities made available for patients living in that vicinity.

Monday, December 21, 2009

KARACHI HOLDS STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE IN REGION. MUSTAFA KAMAL

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that the city government has presented a successful model of good governance in Karachi which has been appreciated all over the world. During last four years a total of Rs250billion worth development works had been carried out in this city which also holds strategic importance in the region.

He expressed these views while addressing the participants of National Defence Course at a local hotel on Saturday. The 77 member delegation comprising senior army officers from Pakistan, France, Australia, Malysia, Nigeria and other countries was on its study tour to Karachi. The Commandant of National Security College Rear Admiral Khan Hasham representing the delegation thanked City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal and DCO Karachi for arranging their visit. He said that they have been much impressed by the rapid progress made by Karachi during last few years and this tour has provided them with a good opportunity to observe this unusual phenomenon closely. Admiral Hasham also appreciated the provision of basic facilities to citizens of Karachi. The documentary “Karachi-The Kohinoor” depicting the four year’s performance of City District Government Karachi was also screened on this occasion.

Nazim Karachi Syed Mustafa Kamal in his address said that we have developed Karachi due to its strategic importance in the region and also due to the fact that the city contributes 68 percent share in the national exchequer. From our first day in office, we set up our strategy with regard to development works and formed a hard working and dedicated team.

He said that in order to ensure transparency in city government works, services of consultants were hired for every important project and a comprehensive system was adopted for accountability at each level besides the arrangement of annual audit. City Nazim said that most of the funds of Rs250billion have been arranged by the city government through better use of its resources, recovery of long standing dues and under public private partnership policy.

Nazim Karachi said that the war on terror can not be won through use of the hard forces alone as this could only be done with the implementation of good governance both in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He said that this war can only get succeed by providing basic amenities of life to people such as clean drinking water, proper sewerage system, education and health facilities.

City Nazim said that in the current scenario Karachi hold importance also due to the reason that the 95 percent of NATO supplies goes through this city. Drinking water for The NATO forces also goes from here and if this supply line cuts off than the NATO forces would have to drink contaminated Afghan water that would create stomach problems for them.

In the end City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal and Commandant National Security College Rear Admiral Khan Hasham exchanged mementoes of CDGK and NSC.

Monday, November 30, 2009

KARACHI NAZIM CHANGE DISPOSAL OF OFFAL OPERATION INTO CLEANLINESS DRIVE.

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has directed concerned department of city government and all towns and union council’s administration to change the lifting and disposal of offal operation into cleanliness campaign in the city by using the same manpower, machinery and other resources so that the remaining effects of the insanitary conditions due sacrifice of millions of animals during Eid-ul-Azha could be removed completely. He said that the operation for the lifting of offal was still not completed and it will carry on till the full and thorough cleaning of the city.

He expressed satisfaction over the performance of all staff and officers of city government, towns & union council’s administration for taking part in the successful operation. He said that the concerned officials have played a dynamic role in the timely lifting and burial of offal and they did not go to their home till the disposal of all offal in the city.

Nazim Karachi said that this year none of the offal was dumped at the landfill sites because the city government had already managed for the burial of offal of all cantonments and areas controlled by other agencies. During the operation over 2 thousand complaints were received at 1339 which has been resolved within ten minutes.

He said that he himself with DCO Karachi spent all three days of Eid-ul-Azha on roads and streets while overseeing the whole operation. All town nazims, union nazims and elected representatives performed excellently which had given best of results this year too.

The City Nazim said that he also went to Lyari and other suburban and rural areas of the city during the operation and inspected the conditions in the katchi abadies. He said that special attention has been given to rural and backward areas, peoples are best judges, every town has been provided with necessary manpower, vehicles and machinery whenever it required.

He also thanked citizens of Karachi for providing help and cooperation in the swift lifting and disposal of offal during all three days of Eid-ul-Azha and said that operation was still not completed and will continue till the completion of cleaning work.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

NETWORK OF ROADS AND FLYOVERS HELPED NATIONAL ECONOMY. GOVERNOR SINDH

Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has said that the newly laid network of roads and flyovers by city government Karachi has besides reducing travel duration and making it convenient for citizens also proved helpful to national economy regaining its strength. Plot owners of Landhi Cottage Industrial Zone will now get alternate plots in Orangi Town Cottage Industrial Zone.

He expressed these views while talking to media representatives at Orangi Cottage Industrial Zone on Tuesday. Earlier Governor of Sindh along with City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal inaugurated and laid foundation stone for three roads which have a collective cost of Rs.720million. City Government has constructed the road after cutting the hill to provide a new direct route between Orangi and North Nazimabad Town. Governor of Sindh also laid the foundation stone for two roads on which construction work has already been started. He also inspected the development works of Shahra-e-Qaddafi, Orangi Cottage Industrial Zone and Banaras Chowk Flyover during this visit.

Talking to media representatives, Governor Sindh further said that a total 4 thousand persons were allotted with plots in Orangi Cottage Industrial Zone through balloting in 1994 but they were not given possession of their plots due to unavailability of basic infrastructure including water and sewerage facility. City Government has besides carrying out other mega development works in the city also paid full attention on this cottage industrial zone and already 55 percent of infrastructure work has been completed while 3500 plot owners have also started building their factories in this zone.

Governor of Sindh said that cottage industry contributes 35 percent in the growth of any economy, however it was unfortunate that we did not encourage this industry and now I am sure that this industrial zone would begin production within a year.

He said that the owners of plots in this industrial zone are mostly belongs to lower and middle class who can’t afford to invest in big industries but can play vital role in the improvisation of national economy with their talent and products.

Replying a question Governor of Sindh said that with the rapid development process that happened in Karachi during last four years, everyone in Pakistan has this feelings that this process should continue and speed up further.

He said that considering this fact, President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari has given clear instructions that better strategy should be employed to carry on this development so that it could fulfill the basic aim of this process.

He said that the country was at large facing the menace of terrorism but the law and order situation in Sindh has been much better and the credit for this should go to Chief Minister Sindh and low enforcement agencies.

Replying another query Governor of Sindh said that the poor financial condition of country has also affected the city government in Karachi but City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal deserves all the praise for he did not let the development process to halt due to financial constraints.

He said that the federal and provincial governments have also supported the development process in Karachi.

Governor of Sindh said that it is the quality of a good manger to manage everything in all circumstances and Mustafa Kamal has this ability.

Earlier Governor of Sindh inaugurated the road which has been constructed by city government with an estimated cost of Rs280million. This one and half kilometer long road provides convenience to residents of Orangi and Baldia Town which has been constructed after cutting the hill. Governor Sind and City Nazim also laid the foundation stone of the road from Qalandria Chowk to Sakhi Hasan in North Nazimabad Town and from Qalandria Chowk kto Abdullah College with an estimated cost of Rs130million and Rs310million respectively.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Istanbul Local Government assures all possible help in Karachi Projects

Governor of Istanbul Muammar Gualer has appreciated the excellent leadership abilities of City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal. During a meeting at Governor House in Istanbul he said that he felt much pleasure on meeting with Nazim Karachi. He said that Syed Mustafa Kamal is doing such a wonderful work in Karachi and how he has transformed the city and made it an international phenomenon in a very short time. He said that Nazim Karachi is a young dynamic muslim leader.

Meanwhile the local government of Istanbul has assured all possible help and cooperation in the early completion of Karachi mega projects including Mass Transit System, Solid Waste Management and Sewerage Treatment Plant. Istanbul Local Government Administration has also approved the partnership with City District Government Karachi in these projects.

A representative delegation comprising municipal experts from Istanbul Local Government and City District Government Karachi will soon visit both cities to finalize the working relationship in various projects of Karachi.

The decision in this regard was made during two day visit of City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal on the invitation of Mayor of Istanbul Mr. Kadir Topbas.

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal during this visit also attended an international mayor’s conference “Union of Turkish World Municipalities” in Istanbul where representatives from 18 countries of the world participated. Nazim Karachi was given a very high protocol on this occasion and was very well received everywhere he went.
Speaking at the conference, the Mayor of Istanbul told the audience about the great relationship between Turkey and Pakistan. He also said that Turkey was the first country to be present on ground after the earthquake in Pakistan.

Nazim Karachi Syed Mustafa Kamal during this visit besides calling on Governor and Mayor of Istanbul also met with the mayors of seven other cities of Turkey and discussed with them various mega projects of Karachi such as Mass Transit System, BRT, Solid Waste Management System and Sewerage Treatment Plant. Governor and Mayor of Istanbul assured all possible help and cooperation in the early completion of mega projects in Karachi under partnership with CDGK.