By Staff Reporter
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he had allocated Rs 600 million for different development schemes for Malir and was ready to arrange more funds if the proposed schemes of water supply, road network and bridges were completed in time. This he said while presiding over a meeting of elected representatives of Malir District. Those who attended the meeting include MNA Hakeem Baloch, MPAs Sajid Jokhio, Murtaza Baloch, Chairman Distt Council Salman Murad, Chairman DMC Malir Jan Mohammad Baloch, Abbas Talpur and others. He said that he had allocated sufficient funds for Malir district and envisaged a number of development schemes on which work would be started shortly. “Now the onus is on the elected representatives to give ownership to the works being carried out,” he said. The chief minister said that he had visited different villages of Malir district a number of times. “This is why I have given special attention to the government hospitals to improve their health services,” he said and added the earlier in the Memon Goth hospitals’ doctors and nurses were reluctant to turn up on their duties and when it had been given on Public Private Partnership, it they were working smoothly. The elected representatives of Malir told the chief minister that various villages of Malir areas needed to be electrified and gasified. On this, the chief minister said that he would talk to KE authorities to expedite village electrification in Malir. “In the first phase the village electrification in the pipeline would be completed and the new recommended villages would be taken up in latter,” he said. Talking about gasification of the villages of Malir, the chief minister said that he was going to sign a new village gasification agreement with SSGC. “Under the new agreement a certain number of Malir would be gasified,” he assured them. He assured the participants of the meeting that the villages of the Malir would be provided water supply schemes through water board. “I know there is a large number of villages which have no water. It is on my priority to provide them with water,” he said. Shah directed Chairmen District Council Karachi and DMC Malir to keep their respective area neat and clean. “The government is providing you enough funds, therefore the public funds must be utilized in the interest of the people of the area,” he said. The chief minister said that he had personally witnessed the road infrastructure of the Malir district. “I would reconstruct the dilapidated roads,” he vowed.