President seeks Sindh govt cooperation for development

Karachi: President Dr Arif Alvi said on Sunday that without the cooperation of Sindh government, the development projects and other work in Karachi cannot be materialized. Speaking to the journalists, the president seconded the stance of Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and asserted that that the provincial government is not cooperating with the federal government. “I will try to get the cooperation.” Arif Alvi said that the Federal and Sindh government have to act jointly for the accomplishment of the proposed package for Karachi including prioritizes infrastructure development, water and sanitation, and environment. He said that such healthy activities should be held after regular intervals. The president visited the Bike rally held from Shahra-e-Faisal to governor house, while Sindh Governor Imran Ismail was also with him. President Alvi assured of his efforts to initiate the work on development packages for Sindh especially Karachi. “For those packages to work, the Sindh government has to work with the federal government because work cannot be done in Karachi without the provincial government’s cooperation,” he added. Two days earlier, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has given approval of funds of worth rupees 50bn for Karachi’s development. “The funds of Rs 50 billion, released by the prime minister, would be utilized to resolve the city’s prolonged issues,” the governor further said that the federal government intends to start work to improve infrastructure in the city and to lift the garbage that has marred the beauty of the city. Ismail said work would also start soon to lift the debris of encroachments that have been razed to the ground in an ongoing anti-encroachment drive, in light of the Supreme Court’s orders. Talking about the transport projects, he said that the Green Line Bus Service will be fully functional within 4 to 6 months, adding that the work on the project by the federal government has been completed. Governor Sindh had extended the invitation to Arif Alvi to visit the rally. It is pertinent here to mention that a Bike rally was held from Shahra-e-Faisal to governor house to promote the extracurricular activities.