Governor satisfied with K-4 bulk water supply scheme


Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad chaired a meeting on Thursday to review different development projects in the city.

He expressed his satisfaction that work on the bulk water supply scheme (K-4) for Karachi was about to begin and that citizens would get an additional 600 mgd water during current year. In an extensive briefing given to him by the concerned officials, he was informed that the work would be completed by Frontier Works Organization (FWO) and that the private land needed to include in the scheme will be procured without any further delay.

It was a matter of satisfaction for the governor that an additional 600 mgd water for metropolis, in the first phase of the scheme, will provide certain relief to the water starved citizens. The governor of Sindh was further informed that remaining portion of the Lyari Expressway spreading over a phase of 5.3 kilometer was being completed on priority basis.

Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan directed the concerned authorities to expedite the pace of work and that it must be immediately resumed on four kilometers of land already purchased by the government. He also directed them to ensure that compensation for houses that were demolished for completion of expressway project must be immediately paid to the actual owners.

The governor said that importance of Lyari Expressway could not be ignored as it would provide an alternative route to the heavy traffic and help ease flow of regular traffic on the roads in Karachi. The concerned officers were advised to also approach Karachi Port Trust, Port Qasim and Pakistan Steel Mills authorities to make the scheme all the more meaningful and beneficial for the citizens in general. The governor assured that as representative of the federal government he would make efforts for early release of needed funds for different development schemes envisaged for Karachi.

The meeting was also attended by Sindh Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Minister for Local Government Jam Khan Shoro, Sindh Chief Secretary Siddiq Memon, FWO Director Maj Gen Muhammad Afzal, Additional Chief Secretary (Planning and Development) Muhammad Wasim, Karachi Commissioner Syed Asif Hyder Shah and others.