Qaim lays foundation stone of Orange Line bus project
KARACHI—Sindh chief minister finally laid foundation stone for the long –awaited Orange Line Bus project in Karachi Thursday, which would provide improved transport facility to one lakh commuters from Orangi to city areas.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that the provincial administration had been working on six different bus projects. One of these is being assistance by the federal government.
He said that water and power were main concerns for the people, facing problems, especially during the Holy month of Ramazan.
Organgi, which he claimed was a gift from Peoples Party founder-leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who had given vast chunk of lands during his prime ministership in the 70s. People however contested this claim and pointed out that Pakistanis, escaping from war-torn former East Pakistan, had settled there after coming to Karachi, and had started their own cottage industries, instead of relying on government for jobs.
Qaim Ali Shah said that 260 million gallons of additional water will be supplied to Karachiites with the completion of K-4, a project hanging fire since long, and now finally looks like seeing the light of the day. The K-4 project, being built at cost of Rs 25 billion will be completed in four years.
People gather at the site of roof collapsed during Friday prayers in Usman Ghani Mosque, Landhi. At least four people were killed and more than 15 injured.