Nasir reviews mega water supply schemes in city

KARACHI: A high level meeting was held at Sindh Local Government Department under the chairmanship of Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah in which Secretary Local Government Engineer Syed Najam Ahmad Shah briefed Sindh Local Government Minister on mega schemes and important issues regarding water supply to the city. A detailed briefing was given on the ongoing projects in collaboration with the international institutions. The meeting was attended by Administrator Karachi, MD Water Board, Secretary Planning, Vice Chancellor NED University, Project Director KWSSIP and other officials, says a Press release.
Secretary Local Government Syed Najam Ahmad Shah in a briefing to the Minister for Local Government Sindh said that in view of the water needs of the city and the growing population, a mechanism is being formulated on scientific basis through which permanent supply of water in all industrial and residential areas and Sewage drainage can be arranged and coordination is underway with all international donor agencies, including the World Bank, to achieve this goal.
Addressing the meeting participants, Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that the solution of drinking water supply and sewerage problems within the city of Karachi is among the top priorities of the Sindh government and for the people of the city of Karachi every facility will be provided.
Nasir Shah said that the provision of facilities for common man is the manifesto of the Pakistan People’s Party. Instructing the MD Water Board to intensify the crackdown against water thieves, the Sindh Local Government Minister said that the first right to Karachi’s water belongs to the residents of the city. Theft of supplied water will not be allowed in any case. Nasir Hussain Shah, while ordering uninterrupted supply of water from all the pumping stations, said that urgent steps should be taken to bring the supply back to normal in all the areas from which complaints of water shortage are being received.
Secretary Local Government Syed Najam Ahmad Shah apprised the Sindh Local Government Minister about the pace and performance of the ongoing projects in collaboration with the World Bank and said that all the projects funded by international organisations are progressing successfully and foreign experts and professional consultants are onboard with the department.
Appreciating the overall performance, Nasir Hussain Shah emphasized on the process of institutional liaison and consultation and vowed to further and intensify the tireless efforts for the people of Karachi and Sindh.
TLTP adds: Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussian Shah on Tuesday announced that marriage halls will reopen from June 11 across the province.
He announced the decision during a meeting with the delegation of the Sindh Traders Action Committee. Nasir Shah assured the delegation the provincial government will allow the reopening of marriage halls for limited gatherings from June 11 (Friday).
During the meeting, the traders demanded to end the two-day closure of business in a week. The Sindh minister also extended the mandatory vaccination time of traders from 15 days to one month. Shah assured Karachi-based traders that he will raise the issue of two weekly holidays in the meeting of the Sindh Task Force.
The Sindh government has allowed restaurants to remain open for outdoor dining until midnight, Shah told traders and assured them that the government will withdraw all FIRs registered against traders in violation of Covid-19 SOPs.
The Sindh Home Department on Monday notified that the businesses will remain open in the province till 08:00 in the evening. The businesses will remain closed in Karachi on Friday and Sunday, according to the government notification. “Corona vaccination will be mandatory for all those working at shops and markets,” the home department announced.
In an order issued regarding the corona SOPs, the provincial home department announced to keep the marriage halls closed in Sindh. The government, however, allowed up to 150 guests in outdoor marriage functions.

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