Punjab spends half of its budget on Lahore due to development in Lahore (Photo: File)
Karachi: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that despite having no government in Sindh, he wants to do a lot for the development of Karachi. Due to the progress in Lahore.
He said this while addressing a function at the Governor House inaugurating the development projects in Karachi via video link. The inaugural ceremony was attended by Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, IG Sindh Mushtaq Mahar, PTI and MQM members National and Provincial Assembly and others.
Imran Khan said that the development of Karachi is the development of Pakistan, Karachi is the center of Pakistan's economic activities. Karachi is the city of Pakistan, which will go upwards. Impact, despite the absence of PTI government in Sindh, they want development in Karachi, assure that they are working hard for the development of the whole Sindh including Karachi. Do everything we can.
The Prime Minister said that after the 18th amendment all the funds go to the provinces, it is not possible to fix the big cities with the provincial development fund. It has made police autonomous in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. There is no attempt to interfere. We want the same system to be implemented in Sindh.
The Prime Minister said that I am sorry to the people of Karachi that due to the weather, Karachi could not come, the purpose of coming to Karachi was to open 3 flyovers and 2 main highways. The Prime Minister, while directing Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail, said that you should tell the people about the development projects in Sindh. We continued these three Karachi projects when we came to power.
Imran Khan added that the municipalities in the world are empowered, will strengthen the municipal system so that they can get their income and resources themselves. Want
Karachi's dilapidated roads to be constructed soon: Governor Sindh
Addressing the ceremony, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said that five billion rupees will be given to the mayor of Karachi, which will be constructed on the broken roads of Karachi and one billion will be given to the mayor of Hyderabad. 12 billion has been allocated for the rest of Sindh.
Explaining the plans to be completed by June 2021, the Governor said that the reconstruction and maintenance of the road network around the old exhibition will be completed by March 23, which will cost Rs 800 million, from Hub to Mongo Pir. The installation of the 66-inch line will cost Rs 1500 million and will be completed in June, Karachi Mass Transit underground terminal on MA Jinnah Road will be completed by August 14, 2020 at a cost of 2500 million.
PTI's MNA Attaullah and former MPA Samar Khan are confused
Meanwhile, before the inauguration of the projects, PTI's MNA Attaullah and former MPA Samar Ali Khan got involved, bitter sentences were exchanged between the two.
The two clashed while standing near the opening plaque. Leader PTI Samar Ali Khan joked on the MNEs and said that the picture of everyone will come, at which Attaullah Advocate said, "What do you want us to get out of here?" To which Samar Khan insulted that the book should not be booked in reply, Ataullah Advocate was outraged and said, "Talk to Tamiz, a two-man man."
After the situation worsened, the PTI members appeared to be particularly upset after PTI leader Khurram Sher Zaman and others resolved the dispute between the two leaders. When Governor Sindh reached Imran Ismail Pandal, PTI workers tried to enter, which was stopped by security officials. In response, activists protested and shouted slogans.