Lahore: The Sindh government has set up a committee to prepare Karachi’s new master plan, a news source quoted Advisor to Chief Minister (CM) of Sindh on Environment & Law Murtaza Wahab. He revealed this information while addressing the Round Table Conference organised by the Karachi Citizens’ Forum (KCF).
Wahab said that work on preparing the master plan had begun. He added that Sindh’s CM Syed Murad Ali Shah had also constituted a committee for this purpose. This committee includes renowned engineers and other stakeholders from Karachi, he stated.
The advisor revealed that according to latest statistics, Karachi has a population of around 25 million. He added that during the last population census, the city’s population had only been 16 million.
During the conference, Pakistan Women’s Foundation for Peace (PWFFP) Chairperson Nargis Rehman stated that without a master plan, Karachi would remain unable to resolve its various problems.
On the issue of keeping the city clean, Wahab said that they needed to promote the concept of public-private partnership. He added that it was not only the duty of the provincial government or the municipal agencies to prevent garbage disposal problems. The citizens also need to become socially responsible in this regard, he said.