Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has said that development work on projects of city was going on as usual and they will be completed on scheduled time. Administrator Karachi is not being changed. Utility services offices are being established beneath the flyovers to provide timely and immediate help and services to citizens in case of any emergency or causality. Government has curtailed Development projects in the country due to present economic condition but nothing such has happened in Karachi. Local government election will be held after amendment in the local government rules with the consent of allied parties.
He expressed these views while talking to media representatives after inspecting the deelopment works of flyover being constructed near Lucky Star at Sharae Faisal on the night intervening Thursday and Friday.
EDO Works and Services Rasheed Mughal, EDO Municipal Services Masood Alam and other officers of city government accompanied him on this occasion.
Governor of Sindh said that though curtailment has been made in the development schemes due to financial condition of the country but the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan has directed to complete the ongoing development projects of Karachi on time. He said that the government would despite of financial constraints complete development projects within the stipulated time while it would also pay the dues simultaneously.
The Governor said that he has decided to visit the development projects without prior intimation and inspect the pace of work so that the project condition could be evaluated correctly.
He said that the development process will carry on and the government will initiate work on more projects so that the aim to solve the problems of citizens could be fulfilled and the citizens get the benefit of development works.
Replying a query Governor of Sindh said that change of Administrator Karachi was not under consideration. Regarding ongoing development projects of Corridor-IV he said that the flyover between Lucky Star and jinnah Hospital will be available for vehicular traffic within next 25 days while the flyovers at PAF Chapter Mehmoodabad and other projects will also be completed as soon as possible.
He said that the experts from both big ally parties of Sindh were presently considering improvement and amendment in the local government laws. There is not disagreement between both parties and only the suggestions are being considered. Local government elections will be held after amendment in the laws.
Governor said that Karachi did not have enough electricity however the problem was being solved with better management so that the citizens of Karachi could be saved from more problems due to shortage of electricity.