PM Imran announces Rs1,100bn Karachi development plan

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KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced a massive Rs1,100bn, three-year development plan for Karachi during his visit here on Saturday.

PM Imran Khan visited Karachi on a special one-day visit, a week after torrential rains inundated roads and triggered power outages in the metropolis for more than 48 hours.

Addressing a news conference at the Governor House, the prime minister said that the ‘historic’ Rs1,100bn Karachi development package will cater to the city’s diverse problems ranging from water, transport and solid waste management.

PM Imran said that he would have arrived in Karachi earlier but it was important to decide on a structure to fix the city’s problems first before he could visit the metropolis.

“We have been put to another test,” he said, referring to the devastation in the city brought about by the recent rains. The prime minister said that the floods have ravaged Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Swat and interior Sindh.

He said that the government will focus on Karachi and also tackle the problems being faced by other provinces alongside.

Delving into how the government had dealt with the coronavirus situation, PM Imran said that following the same formula, his government had decided to constitute the Provincial Coordination and Implementation Committee (PCIC) which will report to the chief minister Sindh.

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