KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said Lyari was the oldest and important area of the city which comprised peaceful people. Their issues should be resolved on priority, so that, their confidence on the government could be developed.
He said while addressing a meeting along MNA Shah Jehan Baloch to review civic issues of Lyari. Elders of Lyari, Municipal Commissioner District Municipal Corporation South Muhammed Raisi, Director Local Government Rubina Asif, director anti-encroachment Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), assistant commissioner Lyari, chief engineer road South zone KMC, chief engineer Karachi Water & Sewerage Board and other relevant officers were also present.
“Keeping aside other issues, the civic issues of Lyari would be resolved within present resources to build confidence of Lyariites on the government. If the problems are solved by the time then the problems would not increase,” he said.
He said the meeting was called on special directives of the government after a request made by the MNA to serve Lyariites.
Shah Jehan told the meeting the important issues in Lyari included cleanliness, load shedding of natural gas, overflowing sewerage, lack of streetlights, damaged roads and very poor electricity service of K-Electric, due to which the residents were facing great troubles and suffering from depression and anxiety.
“If the issues are resolved, it would help build their confidence upon government departments and give them relief,” he said.
Siddiqui said after continuous efforts by the government, Lyari had become a peaceful area saving a couple of troubled union councils, where the law and order situation would also be brought under control.
The meeting was informed that the MNA would visit Lyari along with administrator DMS South and relevant chief engineers to review issues on ground.
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