ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has emphasized on long-term planning to protect depleting green areas in Karachi and tackle issues being faced by residents of the city.
He chaired a review meeting on Monday regarding progress on various development projects, including Green Line project, being completed in Karachi under the federal government.
PM calls for measures to overcome climate change in Karachi
The prime minister called for measures to overcome the issue of growing population of Karachi and challenges like climate change in the city. He said in view of climate change, the issue of environment should be given utmost attention, while completing all development projects in big cities like Karachi.
The prime minister underscored the need to make joint efforts by the Centre and provincial government for timely completion of the development projects.
The meeting was attended Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Adviser to PM Iftikhar Durrani, PM’s official spokesperson Nadeem Afzal Chan and other high-level officials.
“We want to resolve public issues in Karachi and Sindh through [early completion] of development projects,” said the premier. He added that the federal government will provide maximum assistance to the provincial authorities for resolution of issues of its citizens.
“It is necessary for federation and provincial government to coordinate each other for the projects,” the PM said.
PM directs to protect green areas in Karachi
PM Khan issued special directives to protect green areas in Karachi. He said that long-term planning was needed to control issues of growing population, environmental challenges and climate change effects on the metropolis.
Federal authorities have been urged to pay utmost attention while planning and completing development projects in major cities like Karachi across the province.
PM, Punjab CM discusses raise in salaries of MPAs
On the other hand, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar called on Prime Minister (PM
) Imran Khan at his office on Monday.
During the meeting, they discussed raise in salaries and perks of members of provincial assembly (MPAs). They also exchanged views on the development projects and other issues in the meeting.
The Punjab chief minister briefed the prime minister on current political and security situation of the province.