KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said that fast-paced work is ongoing on various developmental projects across the city, and the government of Sindh is determined to successfully complete them before the next elections.
The Chief Minister surprised everyone when he visited various parts of the city to monitor development works on Sunday morning.
Local government minister Jam Khan Shoro and Senator Saeed Ghani also accompanied the Chief Minister.
He visited Tariq Road where he was briefed about ongoing projects worth Rs. 510.65 million, and also witnessed the pace of development work on University Road.
CM Murad, while talking to the media, said that he supports the hundred-day program started by mayor of Karachi Waseem Akhtar, and advised that the mayor should accompany him for future tours across the city.
He also said that the mayor is responsible for the developmental projects across the city, and he will extend all possible support to achieve them.
“The local government is also my domain,” he said, adding that if facilities are not provided to the citizens then it will create law and order problems which will hamper development and progress.
CM Murad said that law and order in Karachi and across the province has improved significantly, but admitted the need to provide more facilities to Police to further improve the law and order situation.
Murad said that water project across the city will be completed within four months, while five projects for construction of roads have been initiated. These projects are expected to be completed within six months, and the project director has been instructed to work round the clock to meet the deadline.
Similarly, he said that work has started simultaneously on the National and Super Highway, and efforts have been made to improve the conditions of roads from Quaidabad to Steel Town. Also, he said that a plan has been made to divert traffic from Tariq Road to Khalid bin Waleed Road.
To a question, he replied that it was his responsibility to collect garbage, but said that he cannot act alone and needs the support of everyone. He also said that the demands made by Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari were legitimate and constitutional.