Problems of underdeveloped areas to be resolved: commissioner

KARACHI: On the directive of the Sindh government, Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has announced that special development fund and municipal package would be made for the people of Manghopir to remove their grievances.

“Deputy commissioner West would in 15 days submit his recommendations in the commissioner office about this, besides the area would be included in village schemes and other development schemes as well,” he said during a meeting with the respectable people of Manghopir and relevant officers at his office.

Siddiqui said the issues of water, electricity, sewerage and gas would be resolved from all the sensitive areas on priority basis and playgrounds would be vacated from land mafia. The establishment of peace in those areas would be strengthened.

He said inferiority complexes were being increased in sensitive areas due to unavailability of resources which resulted in unrest and bad law and order situation in the city.

It was suggested in the meeting that special funds would be allocated to commissioner and deputy commissioners so that small issues could immediately be resolved.

The meeting was told that there was shortage of doctors, no system of KWSB and no girls college in Manghopir.

The commissioner directed to establish proper educational system to eradicate crimes from the area.

Muhammed Khan requested to get old football ground vacated from criminals so that youngsters could be provided with a platform for sports.

Project Director Karachi Rural Package Gehnwar Ali Leghari, Additional Deputy Commissioner West Syed Shujaat Hussain, Advisor Sports National Bank of Pakistan Ghulam Muhammed Khan, Administrator District Municipal Corporation (DMC) West Sajjad Ahmed Memon, Municipal Commissioner DMC West Ashfaq Mallah and representatives of K-Electric, Karachi Water & Sewerage Board, KMC and health department were also present on the occasion.

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