Road works started at Rs2.5bn cost after rains: Wahab

KARACHI: Administrator Karachi, CM Law Adviser and Sindh Government Spokesman Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Sunday said that as a result of the tireless struggle of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Muslims of subcontinent got an independent state in the shape of Pakistan.

“This is such a great blessing and mercy of Allah, the Almighty. On the occasion of September 11 and every day we should be grateful to Quaid-i-Azam,” the Administrator said this while talking to the media representatives after laying floral wreath on mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the occasion of the death anniversary of the founder of Pakistan.

Municipal Commissioner KMC Syed Afzal Zaidi and department heads of KMC also accompanied him on this occasion. The Administrator Karachi said that he visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on behalf of the people of Karachi, the people of Sindh and the people of Pakistan to homage to him.

“Thanks to the efforts of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, today we are living in an independent country with our complete religious freedom and traditions,” he added.
The Administrator said that the principles of faith, unity and discipline of the Quaid-i-Azam need to be followed. Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had predicted Karachi’s golden and prosperous future.

He said that along with the Quaid-i-Azam, leaders of Tehreek-e-Pakistan and a large number of Muslims fought for the achievement of this homeland and made eternal sacrifices. The Administrator Karachi said that we should tell the new generation about those sacrifices so that they can know that this country was blessed after the sacrifice of millions of lives.

In response to a question from media representatives, he said that 1150 mm of rain has fallen in Karachi this year, which is a record, but compared to the past, all relevant institutions, including KMC, were seen on the roads busy in draining out rain water.
He said that after the rains, road construction and repair work has been started at a cost of Rs 2.5 billion. He said that 17 mega projects have been started in Karachi.

The Administrator Karachi said that it is easy to criticize but for practical work, one has to do it day and night.

He said that many cities of Sindh have been damaged by floods, adding that the government of Sindh is helping the flood victims.

He said that medical camps have been set up for the treatment of the diseases that have spread as a result of the flood, so that people can be protected from the diseases.

The Administrator Karachi said that steps are being taken to provide nutritious food for children and pregnant women to remove malnutrition among them.

In response to another question, Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that the flood affectees living in schools in Karachi will be shifted to camps soon.

“Tents are not available all over Pakistan at the moment, as soon as the tents are available the flood victims will be shifted to the camps,” he added. Meanwhile, the Administrator Karachi strongly condemned the incident that happened to a ten-year-old girl in Kashmir Colony yesterday and said that such a brutal person should be punished.

He requested the public and the media to highlight the culprits of the incident like the incident in Sialkot until they are truly punished so that the culprits can be given exemplary punishment.

He said that we often protest at the beginning of an incident and then people forget about such incidents. Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that street crimes have been definitely increased in Karachi.

He said that that the police should be alert and the patrolling in the city must be increased. “The vigilance system should be strong to prevent the incidents of street crimes that are happening to the citizens,” he added.

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