Si­raj dis­cusses Karachi civic prob­lems with Qaim

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

LA­HORE—Ameer Ja­maat-eIs­lami Se­na­tor Si­raj-ul-Haq called on the Sindh Chief Min­is­ter, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, at CM House Karachi, and ap­prised him of nu­mer­ous civic prob­lems be­ing faced by peo­ple of port city. JI Karachi Chief, Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rah­man, was also present. Si­raj-ul-Haq told the Sindh Chief Min­is­ter that Karachi was mini Pak­istan and its po­si­tion would re­flect the po­si­tion of the coun­try as a whole.

He said that the mega cor­rup­tion in the Karachi city gov­ern­ment had en­gulfed all sec­tors and the lo­cal gov­ern­ment was ru­ined due to political in­ter­fer­ence.

The JI chief pointed out that thou­sands of political work­ers had been re­cruited in Karachi city gov­ern­ment who were ei­ther draw­ing their salaries while sit­ting at home or were hid­ing in Dubai, Africa and other coun­tries while their salaries were reg­u­larly be­ing drawn from the pub­lic ex­che­quer.

On the other hand, thou­sands of ed­u­cated youth roam­ing on roads with de­grees in their hands. He said that most of the em­ploy­ees in the Karachi city gov­ern­ment de­part­ments were il­lit­er­ate but had been re­cruited due to their political links.

He said that the en­tire city gov­ern­ment sys­tem of Karachi had col­lapsed due to the ghost em­ploy­ees and cor­rup­tion. Si­raj-ul-Haq also drew the at­ten­tion of the Sindh Chief Min­is­ter to the mis­er­able san­i­tary con­di­tions in the city be­sides the short­age of drink­ing wa­ter in the me­trop­o­lis.

He said that the provin­cial gov­ern­ment was also partly re­spon­si­ble for th­ese prob­lems and called for its quick so­lu­tion. Re­fer­ring to the prob­lem of trans­port, Si­raj-ul-Haq said that the prob­lem of pub­lic or mass trans­port in Karachi had grown most se­ri­ous and the cit­i­zens had to face hard­ships in mov­ing from one end of the city to the other.

The Si­raj-ul-Haq fur­ther said that Karachi, once the most known as the city of parks and lights, had now turned into the city of garbage. Heaps of filth was ly­ing at ev­ery nook and cor­ner of the city-emit­ting foul odder.

He said that the city was pro­duc­ing about 12000 tons of garbage but there was no sys­tem for its re­moval. The Sindh Chief Min­is­ter as­sured the JI chief that the provin­cial gov­ern­ment would take all pos­si­ble steps to solve th­ese prob­lems.—DNA

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