CS annoyed at non-provision of water through RO plants

KARACHI: Chief Secretary Sindh Mohammad Siddiq Memon on Wednesday expressed concern over non-provision of water through RO plants installed at Keamari and Lyari, called a report over the issue from Secretary Local Government within a week and directed for solution to the issue.

He was presiding over a high level meeting in his office, which reviewed the installation of Biometric Verification System, and family tree at operation establishment of Karachi Police; Reverse Osmesis (RO) Plant and Indus River Commission.

DIG CIA Sultan Khawaja, Secretary Local Government Imran Atta Soomro and Secretary Irrigation Zaheer Shah briefed respectively over the assignments under reference.

DIG CIA pointed out that work on Biometric System is being carried out in association with NADRA, under which criminals from all over Karachi are documented along with finger prints, photograph and personal & crime history at the Criminal Record Office (CRO) of CIA.

The CRO was established in 1960, which was initially attached with finger points branch in CPO (Central Police Office), however, since July 2007, with the inception of Police Reforms, it is functioning in CIA-Sindh Police, Karachi.

The Biometric System is to be launched in June 2015, which will be introduced and enforced throughout the province. The Arms & Ammunition Shops, Police Station, hotels & Guest Houses and other places, while it was suggested in the meeting that entry & exit points of the province should also be covered.

Secretary Implementation STM Jaffery would connect all the relevant departments in respect of the biometric system. Chief Secretary assured that every possible assistance would be accorded for installation and completion of Biometric System.

Meanwhile, Memon advised the Local Government Department to ensure the provision of potable water all over the province. He categorically noted that RO plants must be activated, as well water plants in Keamari and Lyari should immediate be reactivated, and this scheme should also be extended.

He asked the Finance Department to facilitate the RO plants scheme. He also emphasized that transparency be adopted to this effect. Secretary Irrigation Zahoor Shah briefed about various schemes of his department, including providing stones apron, stone pitching & earth work along Moria Loop Band in Northern Dadu Division Larkana and Larkana-Sehwan Bund.

He assured that all preparations are being made to overcome apprehensions of monsoon 2015. The meeting was also attended by Secretary Special Initiative Department Ejaz A Khan, Secretary Energy Agha Wasif, Secretary Planning Shereen Narijo and Secretary Implementation STM Jaffery.