Karachi: According to media reports, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail emphasized the importance of transforming Katchi Abadis in Karachi into developed areas with sufficient drinking water, healthcare, road infrastructure, and educational facilities on Monday (August 9).
On August 9, he stated similar sentiments while presiding over a high-level meeting at the Governor’s House. MNA Najeeb Haroon, MPA Jamal Siddiqi, MNA Aamir Liaquat, MPA Khurram Sher Zaman, Brig (R) Mazhar, MPR Firdous Shamim Naqvi, Naya Pakistan Housing & Development Authority senior officials, and Principal Secretary to Governor Dr. Syed Saif-ur-Rehman were among those who attended the meeting.
The meeting was also attended by Ministry of Housing and Works Secretary Imran Zeb Khan, Chairman of the Naya Pakistan Housing & Development Authority Lt. General (R) Anwar Ali Hyder, and Director General of the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority Tariq Rasheed via video link.
The group addressed various alternatives for the construction of Pakistan Quarters, Jamshaid Quarters, and Katchi Abadis on federal government land in the city, according to the details presented. The attendees also discussed possible alternatives for the inhabitants.
Governor Ismail asked the members of the concerned meeting to establish a strategy for the development of the areas by including community members and resolving the residents’ residential difficulties.