Prime Minister Imran Khan announced a package of Rs. 162 billion for Karachi development.
Prime Minister Khan made the announcement on Saturday morning while on his way to a meeting in Karachi.
PM Imran Khan Announces Rs. 162 Billion Karachi Project
During his speech, the prime minister said: “We offer Rs 162 billion packages for 18 different development projects in Karachi.”
He called Karachi the economic and industrial center of the country, he said.
The country cannot move forward till Karachi is not developed. In previous years, the whole country suffered because Karachi’s development was halted.
Khan also addressed Karachi’s long-term transport problem and said of the 18 development projects; At least 10 will address the issue of public transport in the port city.
The prime minister also announced projects related to water and vegetation conservation.
He attacked the current Sindh government to continually ignore the metropolitan city in search of political benefits.
“It was his responsibility [government of Sindh] to control the situation in Karachi, but a runaway victory in the interior of Sindh, we all saw how they dealt with the country’s largest city.”
He also pledged to prevent Karachi from continuing to expand as he said adding the water and sanitation problem the city is already suffering from.
He offered the idea of high-rise buildings in the metropolis instead of an extra horizontal extension.
We have asked the Civil Aviation Authority to mark the areas surrounding the airport where sky-scrappers cannot be built, other than that buildings should be built everywhere.
Prime Minister Imran also approved a university for the city of Hyderabad that would be built and administered by the federal government.