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Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting to review progress on Sindh uplift projects.

During the meeting, the prime minister directed authorities concerned for the early completion of the Hyderabad-Sukkur motorway project.

He also directed Dr Fehmida Mirza for the construction of sports complexes in Badin, Ghotki and the other 12 cities of Sindh province.

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, Energy Minister Hammad Azhar and Federal for Inter-Provincial Coordination and Sports Dr Fehmida Mirza attended the meeting.
 

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The Sindh Assembly passed on Saturday the amended local government bill.

The Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was presented in the house by Nasir Hussain Shah. The new law is an attempt to centralise the provincial governance system, leaving the local government scant with little powers and functions.

Opposition parties in the Sindh Assembly strongly protested and tore the copies of the agenda when the house gave clause-by-clause approval to the bill. They also surrounded the speaker's dias and raised slogans.

Addressing the floor of the assembly, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that the bill was as per the will of the people of Sindh, rejecting reports that the government has taken powers from local bodies to collect tax.

He further said that Pakistan Peoples Party wanted to re-introduce the system of towns in Sindh’s urban areas, saying that district commissioners and administrators are running Sindh’s cities and towns who are not elected democratically in a local government election.

Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Scores of powers, functions and departments of the local government system were allowed to the Sindh government. The term of local government will be four years from the day of oath.

It replaced the District Council with a new Municipal Corporation, as population of a municipal town will be up to 125,000. None of the rural part will be in the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Corporation.

The legislation also abolished the districts in the proposed Metropolitan Corporation and brought in town system. The election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor’s will be made through secret balloting instead of show of hands.

All those hospitals run by the KMC including: Karachi Medical and Dental College; Abbasi Shaheed Hospital; Rafiqui Shaheed Hospital; Sobhraj Hospital and Leprosy Center; will now be handed over to the Sindh government.

The KMC will no longer be able to make birth and death certificates; and run infection disease department. However, public toilets will still remain under the KMC administration.
 

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350MW solar park project for Karachi

KARACHI:
The 350MW solar park project for Karachi is an affordable, transparent and environment-friendly scheme, said Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh.

He said this during the signing ceremony of a tripartite memorandum of understanding between the government of Sindh, K-Electric and the World Bank at the Sindh Energy Department office on Friday.

Under the scheme, two solar parks, having a capacity of 175MW each, would be established in Karachi.

Talking to media after the ceremony, Sheikh said that 175MW solar park would be construction on 600 acres in Deh Halkani, Manghopir while another 175MW solar park will be set up in Deh Shah Mureed on an areas of 600 acres.

According to him, the cost of these two solar gardens was estimated at Rs80 million (Rs40 million each) and the solar parks would be completed in a timeframe of two years.

“The Sindh Transmission and Dispatch Company will lay the transmission line for both the solar parks while K-Electric will establish the electric grid station and purchase electricity from them,” he said. “Cheap electricity will lead to reduction of the tariff for the citizens of Karachi.”

The government of Sindh is working expeditiously on transparent sources of energy under global environmental protocols, he said adding that solar park project would be extended to other cities as well.

He added that the provincial leadership was rapidly implementing welfare schemes and construction of the 350-megawatt solar park was tantamount to crossing a milestone.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by Sindh Energy Department Secretary Abu Bakar Madani, K-Electric Chief Executive Officer Moonis Alvi and World Bank Country Director for Pakistan Najy Benhassine.

In November, Sheikh said that the government of Sindh was giving special priority to solar and wind power generation projects so that it could play its role in pollution-free energy and improving the world’s environment.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 11th, 2021.
 

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The decades-old public transport problem of Karachi inching towards some sort of mitigation as Sindh Minister for Transportation Awais Shah has revealed that the first batch of prototype buses for the provincial government’s Peoples’ Bus Service project is ready to arrive in the metropolis.

250 hybrid busses being manufactured by a Chinese company for the People’s Bus Service project for Karachi and other districts of Sindh province..


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To protect the sacred pages of the Holy Quran from sacrilege, the Sindh government has planned to build a Quran Mahal (Quran Palace) in the province.


The development came as a result of a meeting at the Sindh Secretariat, presided over by CM Sindh’s Advisor on Religious Affairs, Zakat, and Ushr, Fayyaz Ali Butt.
During the conference, Fayyaz Ali Butt invited religious scholars from all schools of thought to come out and increase public awareness about the Quran Mahal and its importance in conserving the sacred pages of the Holy Quran.

The Sindh government is also considering a variety of measures to secure the safety of the sacred pages of the Holy Quran.

Fayyaz Ali Butt also directed that the Holy Quran be printed correctly in the province and that the Sindh Holy Quran Act 2018 be followed in letter and spirit...
 

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Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah announced to lay the foundation stone of Red Line Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) Karachi project in March 2022.

The announcement was made while chairing a meeting of the board of directors of Trans Karachi, which elected Shaiq Usmani as its chairman today.

During a briefing to CM Murad Ali Shah on Red Line BRT project, it was informed that the route of the bus service will connect Malir Halt to Tower as it would connect Malir Cantt, Safoora, University Road and Numaish.

A biogas plant will be installed on a 31-acre land in Bhens Colony area of Karachi, which will be used for fulfilling the fuel needs of the bus service. “The project is being built with the assistance of World Bank,” the briefing said.

Speaking during the meeting, the chief minister said that the entire project spans over here years which will include two years for the construction of the BRT Red Line route and one year for managing the operation of buses
 

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The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan while sharing a good news said that a contract for Pakistan Nabisar Vajihar Water Supply Project has been signed for the water provision in the Thar under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The project will supply 28 MGD water to Thar’s Thermal Project under CPEC, Sindh Province upon completion in 2024. “Chinese companies are serving the social economic development of Pakistan,” the Chinese Embassy tweeted.

PM Shehbaz Sharif in his inaugural speech on the floor of the House vowed to take the CPEC to its new heights and to complete the CPEC project—a symbol of friendship and brotherhood between China and Pakistan.
 

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KARACHI: After more than five years of ground-breaking of Orange Line bus rapid transit service (BRTS) in 2016, the Sindh government on Friday announced completion of its structure, but added that the service would still take more time to start as supply of 20 buses to ply on the 3.8 kilometres route and an automated ticketing system from the Centre were still awaited.

The fresh development emerged during a meeting chaired by Sindh Information and Transport Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon on BRTS projects in which he was briefed about the status of the two schemes — Orange Line and Red Line.

“The construction and civil work on Orange Line project is almost 98 per cent completed,” said a statement issued after the meeting.

The minister, the statement said, directed the officials concerned to fix all issues and make the project 100 per cent ready within a month.

Transport minister orders making project ready within a month

“I want this civil work and remaining construction issues fixed within a month,” the statement quoted Mr Memon as saying.
 

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71 Buses Arrive at Karachi Port for People’s Bus Service

Last night, a new batch of 71 buses landed in Karachi from China. According to a recent tweet by Sindh’s Minister of Transport, Sharjeel Memon, the buses would operate on numerous routes around Karachi under the name of the ‘People’s Bus Service.’

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Sindh gets long-awaited Rescue 1122 emergency service

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World Bank Country Director Najy Benhassine hands over a key of an ambulance to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at a ceremony organised at KMC Sports Complex on Tuesday. — Photo via Sindh CM House Twitter


World Bank Country Director Najy Benhassine hands over a key of an ambulance to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at a ceremony organised at KMC Sports Complex on Tuesday.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday inaugurated the long-awaited Rescue 1122 service in the province, a collaboration between the provincial government and the World Bank, and handed over 50 ambulances to authorities.

The service would be a "complete package of rescue, relief and rehabilitation" and would be connected to fire brigades and trauma centres across the province, he said while addressing the inauguration ceremony at the Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) Sports Complex.

The ceremony was also attended by World Bank Country Director Najy Benhassine, provincial ministers Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Saeed Ghani, Bari Pitafi, Shehla Raza, Advisers Murtaza Wahab and Haji Rasool Bux, Special Assistants Waqar Mehdi and Qasim Siraj Soomro and Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority Salman Shah.
Shah said that the government aimed to procure 230 ambulances, of which 50 are being put to service in Karachi from today.

He added that the ambulance service would be expanded to other divisions and districts of the province later.
"I believe, by October, the fleet of 230 ambulances will be completed," Shah said, adding that the service will add 40 new ambulances to its fleet every month.
 

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Rescue 1122 service has become operational from today in Karachi. Chief Minister Sindh has formally launched the project initiated with the support of World Bank which will further be expanded to the entire province of Sindh..

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KARACHI:
The Department of Transport has started test trial of modern buses of Sindh People's intra-district bus service.

Provincial Minister for Information Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon led the trial of buses from Model Colony to Awari Tower.

He was accompanied by Provincial Labor Minister Saeed Ghani, Sindh Chief Minister's Special Assistant Waqar Mehdi and others.

Talking to media on the occasion, Provincial Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon said that the promise made by PPP Sindh government to the citizens of Karachi is going to be fulfilled as test run has started today.

He added that 240 buses under Sindh People's Intra District Bus Service will ply on seven routes of Karachi city and 10 buses in Larkana city.

He said the buses would be run and maintained by National Radio Transmission Company (NRTC) for the next 12 years.

He said that test drive of buses has been started today Inshallah, People's Intra District Bus Service will start it's formal operations in current month in Karachi, Larkana.

Sharjeel Inam Memon said that Abdul Sattar Edhi BRT Orange Line buses have also reached the depot.

The Orange Line will also be launched soon.

This is the commitment of Pakistan People's Party's leadership.

Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Party leadership had given us a special task to complete Mass Transit projects in the city.

The credit for these buses goes to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and former Transport Minister Syed Owais Qadir Shah who had made this reality.

He said that network of mass transit has been planned for Karachi city.

If we get more time, the network of such excellent transport system will be spread in Karachi and it will not be limited to Karachi only, it will spread all over Sindh.

The Provincial Minister said that the transport department was working hard day and night on the directions.
 

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