Karachi to have two mayors due to overpopulation

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KARACHI: While overcoming the issues of ever-growing population growth in the metropolis, the Sindh government has worked out a plan that will have a total of nine districts and there will be two elected mayors for the city, Pakistan Today learnt.

The reliable sources told Pakistan Today that the Sindh’s authorities have worked out the plan and the summary in this regard is approved by the Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah.

Initially, the Sindh government would notify three new districts making the total number of Karachi’s districts to nine from existing six districts that included East, West, South, Central, Malir and Korangi.

It is mentioned here that Karachi comprised of five districts; however, the chief minister had established a new district namely Korangi through a notification in November 2013. Now, under the new strategy, three new districts will be established to cater to the needs of the ever-increasing population in the port city.

According to sources, the new districts will be Keamari district, Orangi district while the name of the third district will comprise areas of Bin Qasim, Gadap, Bahria town up to DHA City project on the superhighway.

“The Keamari districts will consist of four subdivisions including Harbour, Mauripur, Baldia and SITE with a total population of 18 lacs and thirty-three thousand.

Moreover, sources added that a new bill will also be tabled in the coming session of the Sindh Assembly after which the Karachi city will have two mayors.