Rs174mn to be spent on Lyari uplift: commissioner

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said on Thursday that Rs174 million will be spent to upgrade roads and streetlights system in Lyari soon.

He said this while presiding over a meeting at his office on the directives of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah to address the social and development issues of Lyari.

Additional Commissioner I Muhammad Aslam Khoso, Additional Commissioner II Haji Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner South Mustafa Jamal Qazi, Deputy Commissioner West Mir Ghulam Qadir Talpur, Director Local Government Robina Asif and other officials were present.

Siddiqui said that funds approved by CM Qaim Ali would be spent to improve civic facilities. He said that renovation of 35 roads and 45 schools has already been completed under Lyari Development Package.

“Steps are being taken on priority basis to make Lyari peaceful. That is why government is trying to solve the issues of water, electricity and sewerage on solid basis,” he said.

He directed Jamal Qazi to make faulty RO plants functional within 15 days with cooperation of K-Electric and KWSB, so that Lyari residents could be provided with clean potable water.

Commissioner said that the scarcity of doctors, paramedical staff and medicines would be met in hospitals and dispensaries of Lyari to provide facilities to poor.

Establishment of cottage industries was also discussed in the meeting to make Lyari people economically stable.

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