Qaim lays foun­da­tion stone of Orange Line bus project

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY - STAFF RE­PORTER

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.

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