Govt committed to develop Karachi, Hyderabad: Waseem
By S R Khan
KARACHI: The meeting of Muttehida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) delegation with the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad has proved fruitful in connection with the Karachi development package, it is learnt here. The Mayor Waseem Akhtar, while talking to National Courier, disclosed, “the Prime Minister has assured the implementation of Karachi development package with its true spirit.” The Mayor has further revealed that the work on Karachi package would be initiated by the end of this month, adding that foundation stone of a university in Hyderabad would also be laid by the Mayor Hyderabad in next month. Responding to another question, Waseem Akhtar said, “the federal government is determined and keen to develop Karachi and Hyderabad.” He further said that the other issues pertaining to politics were also discussed with the Prime Minister, adding that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has assured the MQM delegation to resolve its issues with the consultation to the Federal Ministry of Interior and other Intelligence authorities. It is pertinent to mention here that the Mayor has purposed a Karachi development package of Rs 21 billion having three fly-overs, two underpasses, constructions of internal roads and purchase of 100 fire tenders. Replying to another query, the Mayor hoped that the Sindh government instead of creating hurdles into the development would cooperate with the KMC administration.