Karachi: The Council of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on Thursday passed a resolution demanding for the immediate release of PKR 162bn in Karachi Package funds, a news source reported. Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan had announced the package in a meeting with the Karachi Transformation Committee on March 30 last year.
Deputy Mayor Arshad Hasan presided over the general body meeting held in the Council Hall of the KMC Building; with Metropolitan Commissioner and Secretary of the Council Dr Syed Saif-ur-Rehman also present at the proceedings.
The council additionally approved upgrading the status of the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital nursing school to a college of nursing and an SNE (sanctioned new expenditure) budget for its new staff appointments and other necessities – to be incurred in accordance with the stipulations of the Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC).
The KMC council also passed several other resolutions relating to such issues as the ‘maintenance of graveyards’, ‘right of collection of license fee from chicken meat shops’, ‘repairing of fire tenders’, ‘providing of janitorial service in the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital’, ‘registration of graveyards and handing over of city cemeteries to the chairmen of the area’, and the ‘construction of a boundary wall of Mauripur Truck Stand’.