Karachi: Prime Minister Syrd Murad Ali Shah said Sind is committed to addressing the city's water and sanitation issues.
He presided over the Karachi waterboard meeting at CM House on Friday.
The meeting included Minister Shabir Bijarani, Minister of Public Health Engineering, Minister of State Syed Nasir Shah, Advisor of Murtaza Wahab CM, Chairman Nahid Shah, Minister of PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Minister of PHE Roshan Shaikh, Karachi Iftikhar Shahalwani, Dr. Dr. Lodhi, MD VC NED University Asadullah Khan, KWSB Senior Engineer and other relevant personnel.
The Prime Minister is working with water shipbuilding, P & D and other experts to materialize a proposal to build a canal from Gujo to Pifree so that it can supply Karachi an additional 200 MGD in the next two years.
The chief minister instructed the waterworks to hire consultants to obtain final technical guidance on the construction of the canal, and instructed the waterworks committee to improve the city's distribution system, especially in areas where the capital had not reached.
The chief, who provided instructions, instructed the Department of Waterworks to assess the network, condition, and plan expansion to allow these city people to start receiving water when an additional 200 MGD water enters the ground.
As for the allocation of 650 MGD, Karachi accommodates 406 MGD, so the existing system will be expanded to accommodate the remaining 200 MGD water by developing or improving the delivery system.
Road Repair: Prime Minister Karachi has recently ordered a roadway to assess and repair repaired roads damaged by heavy rain. He also said he plans to build drainage along undeveloped roads.
Sanitation: The Prime Minister has already instructed local authorities and district administration to continue garbage collection and clean-up work in the city during Muharam. Immediately after the 10th Moharram, a special drive will begin to lift the garbage to clean the city.
He urged residents and shopkeepers to throw garbage into paper bags at designated places to cooperate with civic groups. He said it was unacceptable for everyone to throw garbage in open spaces and roads.
Investigations: Karachi has ordered DC South to investigate how hospital waste is discharged directly into the sea. He adds that hospital waste is thrown away, but syringes and other substances pop out of the waves on Clifton Beach, and are very serious.