Karachi: According to a news source, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah stated on Friday (July 2) that the federal government has decided to allocate apartments under the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP) to families who have been displaced as a result of the anti-encroachment operation carried out along the Orangi and Gujjar nullahs in Karachi.
The CM went on to say that the center has agreed to pay the affected people two months’ rent at a rate of PKR 15,000 each.
CM Murad Ali Shah stated that it is the province’s responsibility to provide refuge to those impacted. The provincial government plans to provide displaced families with plots of 80 square yards in either the Lyari Development Authority’s (LDA) Scheme-42 or the Taiser Town.
The CM requested that the Supreme Court release the PKR 10 billion cash recovered from Bahria Town for Karachi development projects during the press conference. The funds will be used to construct 6,500 dwellings in the Malir area, as well as a water supply and drainage system and road improvements. On the left bank of the Indus, a drainage system will be constructed.
The Sindh government has chosen to file three applications with the Supreme Court due to a lack of resources (SC). The first application for residential construction and infrastructure development will be submitted. The overall cost of this project will be PKR 3.5 billion. The second proposal will be linked to the Malir district, which is now undergoing various development initiatives.
The final suggestion will be for a drainage scheme to properly dispose of rainwater from the left bank of the Indus. He went on to state that the total cost of all of these projects will be PKR 10 billion.