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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.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER CALLS ON CITY NAZIM

British High Commissioner Adam Thomson called on City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal at his office on Thursday. During the meeting it was agreed that Karachi is not only the biggest city and economic hub of Pakistan but an important city of the region. Business and trade activities in this city should increase further which would be beneficial for Pakistan as well as the whole region. Karachi offers lucrative investment opportunities to business community worldwide where they can earn maximum profits on their investments.

The British High Commissioner on this occasion appreciated recent infrastructure uplift and development projects in Karachi and called it a good omen. It was agreed that the current development process should be carried on as any halt in this process would raise the problems for citizens.

He said that City Government Karachi has also taken great measures to control environmental pollution. The Green Karachi Campaign has been appreciated all over the world.

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal apprised the high commissioner about the development process that has been carried out in Karachi. He also informed him about the provision of basic facilities to citizens including water and sewerage system and road infrastructure development. He said that city government has constructed many signal free corridors in Karachi to overcome traffic problems while lot of projects in health and education sector were also been completed during last four years.

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)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

CITY GOVERNMENT COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION OF 52 OVERHEAD PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES.

On the directive and policy of City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal City District Government Karachi has completed the construction of 52 overhead pedestrian bridges in the city with a cost of Rs.880million. These bridges have been constructed at different points on all three signal free corridors and other busy thoroughfares.

City Government had planned the construction of 116 pedestrian bridges in the current year out of which 52 bridges were completed and in the next phase construction of 30 more overhead pedestrian bridges was going to begin soon for which already Rs.600million has been sanctioned. City Government will initiate third phase of the project after completion of second phase bridges which would involve the construction of further 34 pedestrian bridges in the city to complete all 116 bridges in the current fiscal year. These bridges have been constructed at different places on signal free corridor I, II, III, Sharae Faisal, Manghopir Road, Shahra-e-Pakistan, near IBA and other educational institutions in the city to provide convenience in crossing the road.

Meanwhile Nazim Karachi Syed Mustafa Kamal has directed EDO Transport and Communication to further expedite work on pedestrian bridges. He said that after the construction of signal free corridors and wide roads in the city the traffic speed has increased and therefore it was required to construct pedestrian bridges for the convenience of citizens in crossing roads. City Government had after consultation with the traffic engineering experts and under the survey of all busy and important places in the city selected 116 places for construction of overhead pedestrian bridges out of which 52 pedestrian bridges have been completed and were in use of public while work on 30 more bridges will also start soon.

Citizens of Karachi have appreciated the construction of overhead pedestrian bridges on busy point in the city. They said that the bridges have provided convenience in crossing roads especially during rush hours while they also added to the beauty of newly constructed corridors in the city.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

KARACHI NAZIM INAUGURATES NEW CNG BUSES AND TERMINAL

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that card system has now been put in place in the CNG bus service after closing down case dealing. The new cards of Rs.50 and 100 denominations are now available at common shops and CNG bus booth. Despite of facing the loss of Rs75million annually in the CNG bus service the City Government has carried on this best and cheap transport service for poors, students as well as labour class. So far 75 buses have been run on different routes in the city while 20 more buses per month will be added in the fleet of CDGK dedicated CNG buses.

He expressed these views after inauguration of a new route of CNG bus namely route-III and the new bus terminal at Gulshan-e-Zia Orangi Town near Northern Bypass on Friday. Large number of people including MNAs MPAs Town Nazim of Orangi and SITE elected representatives and otheres were also present on these occasions.

Nazim Karachi on this occasion said that only a considerable addition in the CNG buses could replace the old transport system in Karachi with the new one. He said that the people demand end of old bus transport culture in Karachi but it could not be done immediately.

He said that four years ago we heard that the federal government had allocated Rs5 billion for CNG bus project in Karachi and the city government had also sent the PC-I for this three years ago but we have not received even a penny in this head nor any progress was made in the mass transit project for the city. Haq Parast leadership has instead of waiting for the action initiated a new model of public transport in Karachi which has never been introduced in the country.

He said that we have introduced a new system of e ticketing for this bus service and henceforth this system will be used for all the new buses in the city. City Nazim said that the bus service was aimed to provide best convenient and affordable transport to citizens of Karachi.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

KASBIT RECEPTION IN HONOR OF KARACHI NAZIM


City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that the youth of Pakistan are talented and intelligent but the educated and talented youth from middle class were not given the opportunity to serve the nation in the present political system. The future of Pakistan is associated with educated youth. Providing opportunity to middle class youth representing 98 percent of our population to serve their area or city can lead to progress similar to Karachi in whole Pakistan in just four years.

He expressed these views while addressing the reception given in his honor by Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology (KASBIT) on Wednesday.

City Nazim said that the country has been governed by 38 families since 60 years who made MPAs and MNAs but they did not even establish a primary school in their jurisdiction while they sent their wards to foreign countries for education. “How can the country make progress in such conditions” adding that only those who have suffered with the problems can understand the real problems of our society. The middle class youth who represents 98 percent of our population can solve the problems of common men because only he could be made answerable to his people.

City Nazim said that Quaid-e-Tehreek Mr. Altaf Hussain is the only leader of the country who has given the opportunity to youth to represent the people. Karachi has set up a new example of serving the people and solution of basic problems in just four years. The middle class youth has given a new model of progress that could be implemented in whole country for rapid development.
He said that development is an ongoing process and it must continue as any temporary halt in the journey of development can put adverse affect on the society.

On this occasion a documentary depicting the development in Karachi during last four years was also screened while the Faculty members Israr Khan and Dr. Muhammad Mehmood appreciated the works of City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal and called him a national hero.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CITY NAZIM HANDS OVER KEYS OF SHOPS TO OWNERS IN 9 RESTORED BUILDINGS OF M.A JINNAH ROAD

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal handed over keys of restored and renovated shops to owners in 9 of the arson hit buildings including old cloth market at Light House on Tuesday. He also laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction of damaged Quetta Market and said that restoration work at remaining 20 markets would also begin as soon as the buildings are handed over to city government after the assessment of amount of damage. City Nazim said that we already have 20 organizations that would perform the reconstruction of damaged buildings.

He said this while addressing a huge gathering at the handing over of shops in 9 restored markets to their owners. DCO Karachi Javed Hanif Khan, Saddar Town Nazim Muhammed Dilawar, M.D KESC Tabish Gohar and large number of affected traders and people were also present on this occasion.
City Nazim said that from the first day he was sure that we would soon succeed in restoration and rehabilitation of affected commercial center at M.A Jinnah Road. Within 20 days we could be able to do all this under the guidance of Quaid-e-Tehreek Altaf Hussain Bhai who had felt the pain of affected business community. “So far all the rehabilitation work has been done by the people of Karachi on self help basis as not a penny has been received in this head from the provincial or federal government” City Nazim said adding that the government formalities took their time and he expect early payment of announced relief to affected shopkeepers.

He said though bomb blasts occurred all over the country but the people in Karachi by taking part in the whole process of rehabilitation of affectees set up a unique example for such events in Pakistan. He said that this incident has thought us a lot. We have seen people here crying vehemently after they lost their all earnings over night. The critics had tried to put all the responsibility of incident on us by leveling all kinds of charges but we left this matter on Almighty Allah who knows better.

City Nazim said that it was only due to the availability of effective surveillance system the law enforcement agencies today catching the criminals on the basis of their pictures in video footage. We had provided 72 hour long video footage before and after the incident recorded by the City Government’s Command and Control Room to police and all intelligence agencies. City Nazim said that the people of Karachi knew well about their well wishers and enemies as they successfully thwarted the evil designs of anti state forces with their mutual harmony and unity. He also prayed for those martyred in the bomb blast on Ashura saying that the people of Karachi were brave enough to face and help each other in such incidents.

City Nazim said that we have completed the repair and renovation work at 9 out of 20 affected markets. The shop owners of old cloth market at Light House who had themselves performed restoration of their shops have been given Rs.7 Lac as compensation. M.D KESC Tabish Gohar on this occasion announced to wave off 4 months electricity bill of the affected traders and distribution of 10 thousand energy savers in the affectees.

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.

Monday, January 11, 2010

MUSTAFA KAMAL APOLOGIES FOR COMMENTS IN LIVE BEEPER

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has apologized to his supporters especially all those who may have felt offended by his comments during a recent interview (live beeper) on a private TV Channel.

In a statement Nazim Karachi said that at the time of receiving the query he was busy in the rehabilitation of affected traders and the concerned anchor had asked such a question on that any human would have got sentimental. However, the post which I hold demands me that I should have more patience and endurance. Therefore I apologize to all my Pakistani brethren and sisters who could have felt offended by my words.

Meanwhile, City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has praised the efforts of federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik for bringing improvement in the present condition and maintaining peace in Karachi. He also expressed hope that his efforts would bring about improvement in the law and order condition in Karachi.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

CITY GOVT. COMPLETES 40 PERCENT RESTORATION WORK ON DAMAGED BUILDINGS


City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that the repair and restoration of arson hit 9 markets of Boulton Market has been 40 percent completed and the commercial activities in these markets would resume within a week. ABAD (Association of Builders & Developers) has also initiated construction of a damaged building comprising 400 shops and ware houses with its own resources. All efforts are being taken to rehabilitate the affected traders in their own shops as soon as possible.

He expressed these views during a visit to Boulton Market and other arson hit markets of the area. He also met with the affected traders and contractors of city government and water board. The traders appreciated the efforts of Nazim Karachi for their early rehabilitation. They said that these extraordinary efforts have assured them of their soon rehabilitation.

Nazim Karachi on this occasion said that without waiting for the government aid, being the City Nazim I have started repair and restoration of damaged and gutted buildings and shops of M.A Jinnah Road and already 40 percent of work has been done while rest of work will also be completed soon. He said that the citizens of Karachi were working on the rehabilitation of arson affected business community on self help basis. I salute all those who have contributed in the relief fund or taking part in the restoration activities.

City Nazim said that at this stage it was not possible to assess the exact loss suffered by the main commercial center of Karachi. However, the affectees had desired to get back their shops in original state and the buildings were made business able. On their request we did not wait for even a day and just started repair work on all those buildings that had been handed over to us by the KBCA. Already 40 percent of this work has been completed. The reconstruction of dangerous and razed buildings has also been started.

Nazim Karachi also appreciated the national spirit of city government contractors who had taken up the repair and restoration of 9 affected buildings. He said that they have responded well to the appeal to do something for their city and country. He said that city government has been doing all this despite of facing acute monetary crisis.

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.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

KARACHI NAZIM DEMANDS FULL ENQUIRY OF FIRE INCIDENT

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has pledged to make Karachi the epitome of peace and harmony saying that the present conspiracy against the peace and prosperity of Karachi will be thwarted with mutual harmony and brotherhood.

Talking to media representatives on Tuesday at M.A Jinnah Road he said that the enemies had conspired to commit bloodshed in the peaceful and beautiful city of Pakistan. They wanted to bring the citizens against each other but we will foil this conspiracy with a show of mutual harmony and brotherhood.

City Nazim condemned the terrorist act in the main Ashura Procession and prayed for those martyred in the incident. He also prayed for quick recovery of the injured. He said that the enemy has attacked the only peaceful city of the country and tried to disrupt the peace process. Besides terrorist act the miscreants also torched hundreds of shops and buildings in the commercial hub of the city which caused a collateral damage to dozens of buildings and huge loss to citizens. He demanded thorough enquiry into the incident that has inflicted great loss to economy as well.

Giving the reasons for delay in the fire extinguishing operation City Nazim said that in all 300 locations from Light House to Bolton Market at M.A Jinnah Road were set on fire in the incident while the fire brigade was prevented to take immediate action as they opened fire on fire brigade vehicles and injured the firemen. Despite of that first of all we initiated rescue operation to save the residents stranded in buildings. He said that the presence of a good number of ware houses, storage of chemicals and plastic material and cloths also intensified the blaze.

Nazim Karachi said that besides using our own resources we also called for help to other organizations and the district nazim Hyderabad Knwar Naved was asked to provide the fire tenders and snorkel ladder on which he sent 5 fire tenders and a snorkel to Karachi to take part in the operation. The tanker service of KWSB was also used to supply water in enough quantity to fire tenders.

This may be noted that the City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal personally monitored the fire extinguish and rescue operation in Bolton Market and other locations at M.A Jinnah Road with DCO Karachi Javed Hanif and M.D KWSB. After reviewing the situation from Central Command and Control Center of City Government and issuing directives to officials he instantly reached the affected area at M.A Jinnah Road at 12 O’ Clock in the night and remained their till the next day while personally monitoring the operation.

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.

C&CC MONITOR EVERY INCH OF CITY: NAZIM KARACHI MUSTAFA KAMAL

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that City Government has made best arrangements for Muharram-ul-Haram. The police and CPLC has been provided access to city government’s Command & Control Room to monitor the whole area from Nishter Park to Tower with latest technology. City Government has provided such a latest system to citizens of Karachi that would enable city administration to monitor and check every inch of the city through surveillance video cameras.

He expressed these views after an inspection of the main routes for Muharram processions and while reviewing the monitoring arrangements at Command & Control Center on Saturday.

During the visit he was informed that on the advice of police, this year city government has not set up its camps on the routes of procession but the city wardens and fire brigade with concerned staff and necessary vehicles would remain on their duty at various designated locations.

City Nazim on this occasion said that staff of Sindh Police led by a senior police officer and the CPLC officials would monitor the city condition from C&CC for two days, adding that the city government has already finalized all the arrangements in this regard.

Nazim Karachi said that the whole area from Nishter Park to Tower particularly the M.A Jinnah Road holds much importance due to the holding of religious and political events. City Government has therefore arranged for the monitoring of every inch of this sensitive area and the system was not planned for only Muharram and other emergencies but was working round the clock in all 365 days.

He also expressed hope that the performance of police and other vigilance agencies would get better in future after getting access to the latest surveillance system installed at the city government’s C&CC. City Nazim said that this year too we have made excellent arrangements for Muharram-ul-Haram. Fire brigade, doctors, paramedical staff, ambulances, water and sewerage jetting machines and other facilities have been deployed on various locations so that they could be reached anywhere in case of emergency. During the visit City Nazim also directed for better sanitation in the area and availability of water through tanker service on a priority basis.

Meanwhile the City Government has deployed city wardens, Ambulance 1122, fire brigade and officials of KWSB at Missile Fuwwara Chowrangi and Preedy area in Saddar. The city wardens will also perform their duty in Kharadar, Radio Pakistan, Numaish, Ayesha Manzil, Nishter Park, Incholi, Jamia Sibtain, Abu Turab, Defence Phase IV and at all three signal free corridors.

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.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

SOLUTION OF BASIC PROBLEMS PREVENTED PEOPLE FROM BECOMING SUICIDE BOMBERS. NAZIM KARACHI

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that we have prevented the citizens from becoming a suicide bomber as during the last four years we have not only worked but also waged jehad by providing basic civic facilities to them
He said this was addressing at a luncheon meeting given in his honor by senior journalist majeed Abbsasi here at a local hotel on Thursday. The program was also attended by the President APNS Qazi Aslam, Vice President APNS Qazi Asad Abid, Dr. Karim Rajpar, Director General NARA Tuaha Farooqi, Mehmood Sham, Columnist Agha Masood, Khalil Ahmed Nenitalwala, Abbas Mehkri, Khushnood Ali Khan, Mujahid Barelvi, Habib Khan Ghori, Faisal Aziz, Mudassir Mirza, Dr. Huma Mir, Dr. S.A Siddiqui, Javed Iqbal, Anwar Ahmed Zai and other prominent persons from print and electronic media.
Speaking on this occasion Nazim Karachi said that the peoples in this country were not provided basic facilities even after 62 years. People are entangles in various problems and facing a serious kind of frustration and due to this they prefer to become a suicide bomber and play with fire. In order to prevent them from becoming suicide bombers we will have to solve their basic problems without further delay. He warned that even if today we failed to take measures for providing citizens the basic civic facilities than 10 crore people out of 17 crore will become suicide bomber. He said today there was no hope for the citizens and citizens are without the health and education facilities and they are fed up now and only want to satisfy themselves from only self immolation.
City Nazim said that during the last four years we have worked for the development of Karachi with an objective that after providing them basic civic facilities some frustration among them would alienated and for this we have worked day and night to solve the problems of the citizens in Karachi and the peoples have fully supported and helped us in our endeavors.

Nazim Karachi said that we we did all these works with pure intentions and a vision to facilitate people. The basic theme was to provide maximum basic civic facilities to the citizens. He pointed out that in Gadap town Cadet College has been established and its 80 percent work has been completed and this area was chosen due to the presence of lot of Goths in this vicinity.
He explained in detail various problems he confronted during his four year tenure but said development of Karachi will ensure development of the country. He also recalled that there should be one chain of command of the city and if there were 13 agencies controlling the city development will always be hampered.
Vice President APNS Qazi Asad Abid, Senior journalist Mehmood Sham and Majeed Abbasi also spoke on this occasion and paid tribute to City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal for his outstanding service for the city of Karachi. City Nazim was also presented with traditional Sindhi Ajrak and Sindhi Cap on this occasion…

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.