PM Khan orders to finalize Karachi Transformation Plan within a week

Islamabad, 2nd September: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the relevant authorities to come up with a plan to transform Karachi within the next week.

According to the reports from Baaghi TV, Imran Khan, who is likely to visit Karachi soon has ordered to finalize the ‘Karachi transformation Plan’ within a week.

The orders by the PM came during a high-level meeting which met to discuss the plan designed by the Ministry of Planning and Development to address challenges faced by Karachi.

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His office said that the premier was briefed on the proposed plan that “has been formulated in line with Karachi’s problems and development requirements”.

The plan aims to find a permanent solution to issues such as solid waste management, water shortage, cleaning of nullahs, sewerage, and transport.

“The country’s development is linked to Karachi’s progress,” Prime Minister’s Office quoted Imran as saying.

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“The government is aware of the challenges that Karachi’s residents have been facing for years. We cannot look away from the difficulties being faced by residents. The Centre will play its role to solve Karachi’s problems and its progress.”

The meeting was held a week after Karachi was flooded with torrential rain that claimed more than 30 lives. The city received the heaviest rainfall in a single day in 53 years.

The rain, once again, exposed the poor infrastructure and drainage system of the financial hub of the country. Roads and houses were flooded with water, power supply was disrupted for many days in the metropolitan city.

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Following the devastation of the metropolis, the premier had last week promised that his government would “not abandon” the city’s people “in their time of crisis”.

“My government is fully cognisant of the suffering of our people in the wake of the heavy rains, especially the people of Karachi,” he said via tweets.

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