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Karachi mayor had already warned that PPP's Sindh govt was unwilling to support clearing of storm drains


Jan 20, 2011
Two months before devastating rains hit Karachi at the end of August, Mayor of Karachi had already warned that the provincial government was not cooperating financially in clearing the storm water drains. Sindh government allocates 80% of Karachi KMC's budget and KMC cannot collect its own local taxes hence make its own budget, according to the world bank the Sindh govt funds weren't enoough to pay the salaries of its 24,000 employees.

The mayor after devastatiing rains did a press conference showed multiple letters written to the provincial government and federal governments asking them for financial aid to prepare for monsoon flooding, these governments provided no help.

PTI's MPA, Khurrum sher zamman admitted that Mayor of Karachi was powerless and said that local government of Karachi was not involved in the ''1.1 trillion'' package announced by the federal government. It is to be reminded that during Musharraf's era, any package announced for karachi by the federal government was implemented using the representatives of the Karachi local government, PTI also promised empowerment of the local bodies in its manifesto and yet PTI has completely dismissed them and announced the Karachi relief package when the Karachi mayor has already completed his term, they didn't bother announcing such a package 2 years ago when they first formed the federal government.

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He said that National Disaster Management Authority and Meteorological Department had issued urban flood warning as heavy monsoon rains were expected. “Cleanliness of drains could not be done as the provincial government didn’t release funds for the task despite repeated requests of the KMC,” he added.

The Mayor was of the view that the KMC did not have resources to clean the drains from its own resources, urging the provincial government to release funds for the task.


KARACHI: Karachi Administrator Iftikhar Shallwani is as toothless regarding the affairs of Karachi as the previous Karachi mayor was.

This was stated by Pakistan Tehreek-s-Insaf (PTI) Karachi President and MPA Khurrum Sher Zaman after he led a party delegation on Friday, which met the administrator at his office to discuss the issues of the city.

After the meeting, Zaman remarked that the PTI considered the administrator as a representative of Zardari’s clan.

“Similar to the Karachi mayor, the administrator is also toothless,” he said, adding that the committee comprising the federal and provincial government, not the administrator, would oversee development projects under the Rs.1.1 trillion package for Karachi announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
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Jan 15, 2006
Saudi Arabia
BHAI wo package aya tha kia huwa uska ?? LOOK THIS IS THE SITUATION OF INTERIOR SINDH and PPP MASHALLAH achieved to make it Karachi like this...!!

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