KARACHI, JANUARY 5: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has said that Karachi is the intellectual, political, social and economic hub of the entire country. It is in focus of everyone because its progress guarantees the development and progress of the country.
He was talking to the participants of 51st P.N. Staff Course, led by Rear Admiral Shifaat Ali Khan SI(M), who called on the Governor Sindh at Governor House here today.
He said that the the government was taking practical steps for the development of Karachi. He said that attention was also being paid towards the higher education and industrialization in the province. “Due to the fair policies of the government, foreign investors are also taking interest for investment in the development projects”, he added.
He highlighted the significance of the Karachi Transformation Plan (KTP) under which Green Line BRT project and procurement of 52 modern fire tenders for the city have already been completed.
Imran Ismail said that the project of BRT Karachi was inaugurated by the PM himself recently, to ensure better and state-of-the-art transportation facilities to the Karachi folks. “The Green Line Bus Service is aimed at providing reliable, safe, affordable, and high-quality traveling services in order to improve the quality of life of commuters in Karachi and the quality of the public transport system in Karachi”, he added.
He also spelled out the functioning of Sindh Infrastructure Development Co. Ltd. (SIDCL). He said that the SIDCL was based in Karachi to carry on the Business of Infrastructure Development, Expansion and Improvement, in line with Government Policy for Planning, Designing, Implementing, Constructing and Executing Infrastructure Development Projects in Karachi and Adjoining Areas, under the umbrella of KTP.
The Governor Sindh further observed that the PTI-led government had reduced non-development expenditures, raised revenues, announced energy policy, resolved circular debt issue, rationalised subsidies and introduced incentives for the private sector which helped in stabilising the macroeconomic environment of the country. Boasting about the projects initiated by the present government, including Kamyab Jawan Programme, Ehsas Programme, Sehat Sahulat Card and Ration Card facility, he said the schemes had been initiated to improve life of the common man.
To a question, Imran Ismail replied that significant measures were being adopted to promote tourism in Sindh Province which will strengthen the economy and increase the importance of the country’s historic, religious and cultural sites.