Call to remove environmental reservations about Clifton flyover


KARACHI: President National Forum for Environment and Health Mohammad Naeem Qureshi has said that environmental reservations on Clifton flyover and underpass project should be removed while conflict between the organizations needs to be brought to an end for good of citizens.

“The development projects and environment equilibrium are inevitable for progress of the city,” Qureshi said while addressing a meeting of NGOs at his office. He called for holding a meeting of all stakeholder organizations to resolve ongoing Clifton flyover and underpass project issue amicably, while Sindh governor, chief minister, local government minister and MQM should play their due roles in this regard.

He said that environmental reservations about Clifton flyover and underpass project should be removed while conflict between the organizations also needs to be brought to an end for good of citizens.

Referring to sources, Qureshi said: “Bahria Town is considering to take back Rs 2 billion given for this project, which will be a big loss to the city. Lacs of people are in trouble owing to stopping the construction work of the project, he noted.

NFEH chief said that there was need to construct flyover and underpass to streamline traffic flow and save fuel & time of the citizens. “It is mandatory to resolve well-ahead the issues that cause halt in the development works. All barriers in the way of citizens’ development and progress must be removed besides ending disputes among city organizations,” Qureshi stressed.

The administration, city leadership and government have an important role in this regard, which is not being played. He asked Chief Justices of Supreme Court and Sindh High Court to take notice of this issue and get it resolved on priority basis for the development and progress of the city.

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