Karachi, November 24, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Mass Transit System in the metropolis would be completed in three phases, said Governor of Sindh, Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan on Friday.
Talking to the participants of the management courses at the Governor House here, he said said that the Mass Transit System includes mono rail, rapid bus transit and infrastructure and for this the government needs finances and that efforts are being made in this regard. He pointed out that the government is expanding thoroughfares and constructing roads which will help overcome the problem of traffic jams.
The Governor said that Karachi is well populated and because of this there are more problems in the city. He stated that for overcoming traffic problems the government has constructed many corridors whereas work on some is going on.
Dr. Ebad said that foreign investors are being invited to invest in the province especially in the city of Karachi. He stated that the Chinese companies are investing here whereas European and Canadian firms also intend to invest here.
The Governor pointed out that Karachi is the commercial hub of Pakistan which generates 70 percent of the country’s revenue and owing to favourable investment climate here the foreign investors are heading for this metropolis. He said that the government is also giving an attractive package for this sector.
Dr. Ebad also pointed out that in the fight against terror, Pakistan is a frontline state. He said that in Karachi there are about 150 police stations whereas crime is more in 25 of these police stations.
The Governor said that President Zardari had directed him that the businessmen and traders be provided full protection. He further stated that under a coordinated planning and strategy the community policing was introduced in some of the areas.
This, Dr. Ebad added, proved successful and crime rate decreased in those areas. This system would also be introduced in the residential areas, he added.
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