Govt to solve water issue in Karachi: Miftah

ISLAMABAD, April 28 (APP):Finance Minister Miftah Ismail Saturday said the federal government was committed to solve water issue in Karachi.
Addressing the post budget press conference, he said, “The federal government is well-aware of the water issue in the port city and we are determined to solve it on priority”.
He said it was agreed that the previous PPP led federal government would pay 1/3rd of the cost of K4 water project in Karachi. However, no money was ever paid, and the project never took off the ground.
It was the PML(N) government that started giving funds for the K4 and former Prime Minsiter Muhammd Nawaz Sharif also agreed to pick 45% of the total cost, he added.
He said Lahore, Multan metros were built by provincial funds, however, the Green Line Rapid Transit System in Karachi was being funded by the federal government.
In the current financial year, the minister said Rs16 billion had been spent on this project.