CS stresses coordinated efforts during coming Monsoon

KARACHI: Chief Secretary (CS) Sindh Mohammad Siddiq Memon has expressed concern over non provision of water through Reverse Osmesis (RO) plants, installed at Keamari and Lyari areas, few years ago and summoned a report over the issue from Secretary Local government and asked immediate restoration thereof.

While presiding a high level meeting in his office, he reviewed installation of Biometric Verification System and family tree at operation establishment of Karachi Police RO Plant and Indus River Commission.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG CIA) Sultan Khawaja, Secretary Local government Imran Atta Soomro and Secretary Irrigation Zaheer Shah, respectively briefed over the assignments.

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

Describing brief history, he said CRO was established in 1960, it was initially attached with finger prints, branch in CPO, however since July 2007, with the inception of Police Reforms, it is functioning in CIA-Sindh Police, Karachi. The Criminal Data, Licenses (Traffic & Arms) along with traffic violation and violation of law.

He said the Biometric System is to be launched in June 2015, which is to be introduced and enforced throughout the province which would be installed in 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 will also be covered.

Secretary Implementation S.T.M. Jaffery would connect all the concerned departments, in respect of the biometric system.

CS assured that every possible assistance would be accorded for installation and completion of Biometric System.

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

He asked the Finance Department to facilitate the RO plants scheme, however and emphasized that the transparency should be adapted such regard.

Secretary Irrigation Zahoor Shah briefed over various schemes of his department, including providing stones apron, stone pitching and 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 the apprehensions of Mon-soon 2015.

Memon stressed the need of coordinated efforts, specifically amongst the departments of Irrigation, Energy, Finance and Implementation & Coordination.

The meeting was also attended by the Secretary Special Initiative department Ejaz A. Khan, Secretary Energy Agha Wasif, Secretary Planning Shereen Narijo and Secretary Implementation S.T.M. Jaffery.