Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chairs meeting on development projects at Governor House Karachi

October 14, 2017

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chairs meeting on development projects at Governor House Karachi today.


The meeting was briefed about the Federal government funded ongoing development projects as well as critical infrastructure projects required in Karachi, especially freight movement from the ports to up-country, to support local, national and transnational trade, and facilitate business activities as well as easing passengers' movement. 


The Prime Minister was briefed that work on Layari Expressway is 97% complete, and it's North Bound section will be operational by the end of 2017. On K-4, the meeting was informed that the first phase of the project will be operative next year. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi stressed that all the stakeholders need to collaborate to simultaneously execute remaining phases of this project of public importance. On its part, the federal government has provided funding for the project; remaining bottlenecks should be removed through coordination, said the Prime Minister. 


The meeting was also informed about the progress on Green Line BRT which is fully federally funded project, in terms of civil infrastructure, planned for mass transit corridor for transport infrastructure. It was informed that the project would be operative by the end of current financial year. 


On the critical transport infrastructure projects for Karachi, the Prime Minister asked the concerned stakeholders at the local, provincial and federal levels to sit together and resolve coordination issues for proceeding ahead to arrive at a well coordinated plan of action. Proper development and strategy plan be evolved wherein local, federal and provincial governments sit in to move ahead, the Prime Minister stated. 


Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed serious concern over the environment hazards in the city and ports. The Prime Minister directed the concerned authorities to address this issue on fastrack basis and formal proposal be submitted to resolve this issue immediately. 


The meeting was attended by Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair, Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Bizenjo, Minister of State for Ports Ch. Jafar Iqbal, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, Chief Secretary Sindh, Chairman KPT, Chairman Port Qasim Authority and other senior government officials.