Initiating cleanliness, water projects in Karachi my top priority: PM Imran
KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that initiating cleanliness and water projects in Karachi was his top most priority.
He said while presiding over a high level meeting in the metropolis to review progress made so far on federal government funded projects and law and order situation in the city.
President Dr Arif Alvi, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Corps Commander Karachi, DG Rangers Sindh and other high officials attended the meeting.
He expressed reservation on water scarcity when he was told that the city was facing shortage of 57 million gallons water a day against demand of 918 million gallons.
PM Imran stressed for better contacts between the center and province for resolution of issues.
He was briefed about green line mass transit project, K-IV and S-III drinking and sewerage water projects in Karachi.
He expressed the commitment to restore the old glory of Karachi as city of lights and economic hub of the country.
Imran Khan lauded the role of police and rangers in establishing peace in Karachi. However, he said there was a need of tackling street crimes.
He directed the authorities concerned to complete the ongoing development projects in Karachi at the earliest to facilitate the people.
Earlier, on his arrival in Karachi, the premier was received by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.
Imran soon after arrival visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to pay respect to father of the nation.
He also visited Mazar of Madr-e-Millat Mohtarama Fatima Jinnah and Shaheed-e-Millat Liaqat Ali Khan.
The PM also planted a sapling at State Guest House as a part of national tree plantation campaign.
He is also scheduled to attend a fundraising dinner at the Sindh Governor House to support the construction of Diamer Bhasha Dam.