Karachi, May 26, 2015 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that his government gives top priority to the development of social sector. That’s why in the next Annual development Programme (ADP) special focus has been made on development works.
This he said while talking to a four member PTI MPAs delegation of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf who called on him here at CM House today. Those who called on him were PTI MPAs Samar Ali Khan, Khurram Sher Zaman, Hafeezuddin and Seema Zia. The chief minister was assisted by Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Dahar, MPA Nawaz Chandio, Rashid Rabbani and Waqar Mehdi.
The PTI MPA thanked the chief minister for welcoming the PTI MPAs back to the Sindh assembly. “It was your grace that you welcomed us when we decided to return to the assembly,” they said. The PTI members urged the chief minister to give development schemes in their constituencies. On this the chief minister said he was carrying out development works in Karachi without any discrimination.
“I have give a Rs100 million schemes of water supply/pumping station in the Metrovil area. This scheme has been completed though the PPP had not won the election in that constituency and PTI had returned there. This is an glaring example of our commitment with the people of Karachi,” he said and added that he would inaugurate that scheme very soon.
The PTI members also gave some suggestions to improve water supply system in the city. “They said the water distribution system in the city is politicized and ineffective. This needs to be improved.” On this the chief minister said that he had taken some tangible measures to improve over all water supplies in the main bulk and distribution system. “I have taken short term and long term measures. The pumping station/motors installed in 1958 are being replaced by Sindh government. How many governments came and went since 1958 but nobody paid attention on water board,” he said.
Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that he was in constant touch with Local Government Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon to guide him to improve revenue of the water board by making billing system more effective and reducing its non-development expenditures. “Presently, KWSB makes billing of Rs700 million, of which only Rs400 million are recovered.
Out of Rs400 million revenue, Rs300 million goes into payment of salaries and Rs100 million into small maintenance and repair works. Its electricity bills are paid by Sindh government. In such state of affairs KWSB need s major over hauling and our government was engaged to make it a viable organization.” he said. The PTI members gave some requests for development schemes for which the chief minister assured them that they would be considered favourably.
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