ISLAMABAD, Mar 18 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday called for enhanced cooperation between the Center and Sindh to ensure the success of public-welfare projects initiated by the federal government in Karachi.
He said the development projects initiated by the federal government in Sindh, particularly in Karachi, were aimed at helping the provincial government in addressing the problems of masses.
The Prime Minister expressed these views while chairing a meeting here to review the progress on the federal government’s development projects in Karachi, including the Green Line project.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Iftikhar Durrani, Prime Minister’s Spokesman Nadeem Afzal Chan, secretaries Finance, Planning and Cabinet, Chief Secretary Sindh, Chief Executive Officer of KIDC Saleh Farooqui and others attended the meeting.
The meeting was given a detailed briefing about the progress and functioning of the Green Line project. Other projects under the Karachi package were also reviewed.
The Prime Minister said the element of environment should be kept in mind in all the development projects of big cities like Karachi.
He said long-term planning should be done to address the issues faced by the people of Karachi, including that of growing population and the environmental problem, so as not only to find a solution of problems relating to the population but also ensure the protection of continuously decreasing green areas.