SUKKUR: The meeting of the district development committee of Sukkur was held at the Sukkur Commissioner’s Office on Monday.
The opposition leader in the National Assembly, Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah, presided over the meeting. It was attended by Sukkur Commissioner Abbas Baloch, Deputy Commissioner Rahim Bux Metlo, SEPCO Chief Executive Dilawar Hussain, and other concerned department officers.
Addressing the meeting, MNA Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah directed the removal of encroachments from all chowks of the old Sukkur area immediately in the interest of the public at large. It was also stated that 62 cattle from Sukkur will be shifted to the cattle market in order to decrease the spread of disease and improve the drainage system in Sukkur.
He also advised there should be a water drainage system in the canals and river by the treatment plant to remove garbage from the city and prepare PC-1 to collect garbage from the civil hospital.
Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah asked the meeting to engage a consultant for development schemes of public health engineering. He directed the concerned engineer to maintain the level of the drainage scheme of Pano Aqil which will be completed at the cost of Rs 200 million. The pipeline will be installed in the drainage system in order to remove poisonous gases.
Shah also requested the SEPCO chief executive to not disconnect the line from city areas and to shut the power during the day because of heat.
Briefing the meeting, Sukkur Commissioner Abbas Baloch and Deputy Commissioner Rahim Bux Metlo informed the gathering that work was in progress for the construction of Sindh College of Art and Design Sukkur at a cost of Rs 1595.460 million on 59.29 acres of land while Rs 150 million more was required for the completion of project.
So far, Rs 300 million has been released for the construction of Sardar Ghulam Muhammad Medical College in the 1st phase while Rs 200 million more is required for the completion of the scheme.