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Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Metropolitan Commissioner addresses meeting held on recovery

Karachi, June 10, 2013 (PPI-OT): KMC Heads should implement bold and applicable strategy for resolution of financial problems in upcoming budget 2013-2014. Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan said this during a meeting held on recovery.

The meeting was attended by Sr. Director Master Plan Iftikhar Kaimkhani, Sr. Director Culture Sports and Recreation Shoaib Waqar, Sr. Director Local Taxes Mukhtar Hussain, Director Accounts Nasir Javed, Director Recovery KDA Wing Fazeel Bukhari, Director Kachchi Abadi Mazhar Khan, Director Charged Parking Raza Abbas, Director Land Khurram Arif, Director Public Housing Sabah-ul-Islam, Director Bachat Bazaar Faheem Siddiqui and other officers.

He admired performance of Sr. Director Local Taxes Mukhtar Hussain and said that his department during current financial year gained recovery according to set targets which was worth appreciating.

Other departments should also improve their performance and achieve financial targets before upcoming budget. Master Plan Department would have to enhance its departmental action for meeting set targets.

During this fiscal year income of 40 Crores has been received so far which should be improved and those KMC roads where commercial activities were being carried out they would have to be brought on payment network of commercialization fees and recovery of commercialization fees in other areas would have to be faster.

Marriage halls of Gulshan-e-Iqbal and North Nazimabad were sealed due to non-payment of commercialization fees they were warned that they should pay their dues otherwise disciplinary action against them would be taken and be sealed again.

He directed officers of Recovery Department of KDA Wing that pipelines of various oil companies were passing under KMC lands in Clifton and Korangi amount in respect of rent from those locations should be received.

KDA Recovery Wing through recovery of dues and sale of plots received income of Rs630million which should be improved. He said that performance of Kachchi Abadi Department has not been satisfactory. Rs16million in respect of lease from 15 Kachchi Abadis was received whereas department should take necessary measures to increase income. He said that Deputy Commissioners and District Administration’s support should be taken for recovery of lease amount.

Department of Charged Parking according to set goals completed its recovery in fiscal year which was encouraging. It was necessary to improve recovery from bachat bazaars and action against illegal bachat bazaars should start.

He said that Veterinary Department has not received income according to its goals. Set income was not received due to legal complexities. All aspects on the occasion of budget in next fiscal year should be seen with details.

Estate Department was also directed to create new sources of income along with set targets. Municipal Utility Charges Department was directed to expand recovery of bills from domestic consumers and also bring industrial areas on municipal utility charges network so that KMC income could enhance.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406
Email: administrator@karachicity.gov.pk

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