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Sindh government housing scheme to provide 50,000 plots for the poor | Instant News

KARACHI: The Sindh government has said that the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Municipal Scheme (SBBTS) under construction is intended to provide 50,000 plots of 120 square yards each in 23 districts in the province to poor people. Presiding over Tuesday’s meeting, Sindh Regional Government Secretary Syed Najam Ahmed Shah said the SBBTS would be a valuable gift for the masses of the province. He directed the officials concerned to accelerate the pace of construction work to complete housing projects in several cities at the earliest. The total project cost is Rs 9421 million. The regional government secretary said in the first phase the SBBTS project will be completed in Karachi and Hyderabad. He directed the officials concerned to carry out development work in order to complete the SBBTS in a very transparent and high quality manner. He says indolence will not be tolerated in this.

He said a comprehensive strategy must be adopted to ensure the supply of electricity, natural gas, water supply and sewerage at SBBTS because the tender process will be completed at the earliest. Funding for future housing projects must be guaranteed without interruption, he added.


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61 ADP schemes worth Rs5,738.16 million to be completed this year | Instant News

KARACHI – The Sindh Minister of Mines and Minerals, Rural Development (RD) and Public Health Engineering (PHE), Mir Shabbir Ali Bijarani on Friday chaired a meeting to review the progress of the scheme in the 2020-21 Annual Development Program (ADP) at his home. office at the Sindh Karachi Secretariat. The meeting was attended by Secretary of the PHE and RD Department Saeed Awan as well as PHE and RD department officials from all districts in the province.

On this occasion, the Minister of Health directed his staff that all schemes of the Public Health and Rural Development Agency’s Annual Development Program (ADP) must be completed within the specified time. He added: “When the finance department has disbursed the required funds on time, why are some schemes not on target.”

He warned them that in the event of a delay from the PHE and RD departments, the relevant officers would be held responsible. He said the Sindh Government really wanted to facilitate the provincial community and in this connection the Provincial Government paid special attention to the water, drainage and other schemes so that the community could be given the maximum possible assistance. The RD department official presented a schema-based progress report via maps and charts and was informed that 61 ADP schemes worth Rs5,738,160 million must be completed by the end of this year. It was further informed that due to some land issues, there were delays in some schemes.

Bijarani directed officials that land issues should be resolved immediately with the assistance of the district government. Chief Minister (CM) Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah is eager to complete the provincial development scheme on time, he concluded.


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Sindh University only completed 25pc work on the hiring scheme | Instant News

KARACHI: Pro-Chancellor and Advisor to the Chief Minister of Council and University, Nisar Khuhro, expressed anger and frustration over the administration of many universities which are responsible for delaying their respective development projects.

He chaired a meeting on development schemes at the Sindh state university on Monday. Present at the event were the Secretary of Higher Education and the Alimuddin Council, vice chancellors, project directors and other relevant officials.

During the meeting, Nisar Khuhro expressed his concern over the non-implementation of various development schemes at Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Law University and Karachi University, despite having spent funds on their development schemes. The meeting was told that only 25 per cent of the work on the development scheme had been completed and other work was underway and it was known that the remaining funds could be depleted if not used within the allotted time frame. The university administration was unable to explain the delay.

The meeting decided to establish a project management unit in the department to monitor the timely completion of the development scheme. The Sindh government allocated an Rs200 million scheme for the construction of a city campus, including an auditorium, classrooms and facilities at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Law University, but the university was only able to spend Rs51 million. Khuhro instructed the SZABUL government to present a progress report on the development project within one month.

Likewise, for the construction and upgrading of girls’ dormitories and academic blocks at Jinnah Sindh Medical University, a scheme of Rs791 million was allocated in 2015 and Rs130 million was allocated this year of which Rs30 million was released.

However, the JSMU administration has not yet opened a separate bank account and started development work. Expressing frustration over the administration of JSMU, Khuhro asked JSMU to explain his position if they could not open an account, then how they could start the rest of their work. He also expressed frustration over the closure of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Chair and Convention Center at Karachi University since 2017.

The University administration has not even hired a consultant for the construction of the Convention Center and Chairman Shaheed Benazir Bhutto.

The government has allocated Rs442 million for the purpose in 2014. The project was launched with Rs177 million, only Rs164 million was spent through 2016 and the remaining work has remained at a standstill since 2017.

Despite spending Rs 17 million this year on the construction of the Conferences Center and Chairman Shaheed Benazir Bhutto at Karachi University, the university was unable to spend a single rupee on the construction. He directed the university to accelerate work on development schemes and promised to review development schemes.


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The government spends billions on ruling parliamentary appointment schemes | Instant News

ISLAMABAD: Federal and provincial governments spend billions of rupees annually on MP development schemes, particularly those included in the treasury bench – a fact that was not disclosed to the top court in a recent case about the PM’s announcement of a building fund for party MPs in power.

Although, the case has been resolved, official documents show that the federal government has regularly issued tenders for regular development schemes in chak, village and UC in the province.

This scheme covers sewerage and drainage works, road / road construction, soling works and PPC (cement concrete), etc. According to the law, this scheme is the responsibility of the local government and the regional / district governments. However, in this case, at the recommendation of a ruling member of parliament, the federal government has implemented the scheme through federal agencies such as Pak-PWD.

Although the tender documents do not name the MPs concerned, they generally refer to the National Assembly constituencies in which development schemes are being initiated by the federal government.

For example, the federal government recently issued a tender, which is also available on the PPRA website, for the construction of PCC on No 14 roads, Hussainabad and Dry Port Colony UC 184, NA-129 Lahore. Rs 1.5 million is allocated for this scheme. For the construction of a PCC at Lorex Colony Ghaziabad in the same UC and NA constituencies, a PCC construction worth Rs 2.2 million has also been tendered.

For sewer and drainage works on roads and other small local level schemes at other UC (Nos. 146, 147, 148,149, 150, 151, 152, 157, 158, 159 and 160) of the NA-129 constituency, several other tenders also issued by the federal government from the Central budget.

Through another tender issued by the federal government, the reconstruction of the five-kilometer link road at UC Kundi from Tehsil Ghazi, Haripur District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was attempted. Recently, the federal government has also issued tenders for 14 approved development schemes for different chak in the Bahawalpur district. This scheme includes laying of solings, repairing and construction of steel gates in crevices.

According to another tender, approved and advertised, 21 development schemes launched by the federal government at UC are different from the NA-65 and PP-23. A five-member judge at the Supreme Court has handled cases related to the alleged distribution of Rs 500 million in appointment funds among legislators. Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was also asked to respond to the court on the matter, has denied that Rs 500 million in public funds had been distributed among lawmakers and said no money would be given to legislators to do development work.

However, Judge Faez Isa, on the initiative of the five bench members who handled the case, questioned the prime minister’s guarantees by presenting a Whatsapp message he received from an unknown source. The message contains supporting documents showing that a large amount of funds was distributed recently for road construction by the Pak-PWD department in the constituency of NA-65 which happens to be Chaudhrys of Gujrat. The presiding judge, however, resolved this issue by observing that Judge Isa should not have heard the case as a complainant against the prime minister in any other case.


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The Sindh government will utilize a World Bank-funded scheme to rebuild the Kakri Ground | Instant News

The Sindh government has decided to rebuild the famous Kakri Ground of Lyari under the World Bank-funded Karachi Environmental Improvement Project (KNIP).

This was announced by Law and Environmental Advisor Barrister Murtaza Wahab, who is also acting as government spokesman, while speaking at a ceremony on Friday to inaugurate Shah Rasool’s Terrace Gardens in Clifton.

The land was once again in the limelight last week when supporters of the Pakistan People’s Party and people in the area gathered there to celebrate Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari’s wedding. It is the same venue where a public reception was held some 34 years ago for the wedding of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto to former president Asif Ali Zardari.

On this occasion, Wahab said, the KNIP project would be carried out to beautify and rebuild the Kakri Ground for recreation and entertainment for the residents of Lyari and its surroundings in the old city.

He said the land was of historical importance, and the opening of a public park in the underprivileged area of ​​Shah Rasool Colony was a major achievement for the District Municipal Corporation, South.

He said that previously underprivileged members of the community never thought that they would get public park facilities in their neighborhood for recreation. The PPP’s victory in the 2018 general election in Sindh has paved the way for the launch of a public park facility for residents of the Shah Rasool Colony.

Wahab said the Sindh PPP government would continue to launch such projects and schemes to ensure public services for the Karachi people in the best possible way. He appreciated the fact that residents in the area had helped DMC South revive public facilities and facilities in their area. He appealed to the surrounding community to adopt the park and take full care of the facility.

The legal adviser said the Sindh government would continue building development projects in the city. Responding to a journalist’s question, he said it seemed as if someone had conspired to tarnish the city’s law and order.

He said the government was doing its best to keep the peace and prevent unwanted incidents in Karachi. He acknowledged that peace has restored in the city after many law enforcement personnel gave their lives.


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