Prosperity of Pakistan linked with development of Karachi: PM Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan says Karachi is the engine of growth of Pakistan as prosperity of the country is linked with the development of the city.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Greenline Rapid Bus service project in Karachi on Friday, he said first step to modernize any city is to improve its transport system but unfortunately no government paid heed to address the transport problem of the Karachi in past.
About local government elections, the Prime Minister said that Karachi is needed to be given financial autonomy through this system.
Imran Khan said that ground breaking of K-IV water project for Karachi will be performed next month and the project will be completed in next fourteen to fifteen months.
He said through K-IV project, water will be provided to Karachi from Keenjhar lake.
The Prime Minister urged Sindh government to take benefit of the health card scheme of federal government as Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are taking benefit of the scheme.
Earlier, addressing the ceremony, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said Greenline is one of the five mega projects initiated by the federal government in the city that has been completed and its commercial operation will start from 25th of this month.
Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System project, completed at a huge cost of 35.5 billion rupees, is a valuable gift by the federal government for the people of Sindh, particularly the residents of Karachi.
The project will provide modern travel facilities to one hundred and thirty five thousand passengers daily in the western and central districts of Karachi, making their access to Central Business District easy and safe.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged Sindh government to fully participate in the federal government’s socio-economic development schemes including Kamyab Pakistan, Ehsaas Card, Ehsaas Rashan program and Sehat and Kissan Cards.
He was chairing a meeting of PTI Sindh’s regional presidents and Secretary-Generals in Karachi on Friday.
Imran Khan said people of Sindh cannot be deprived of the benefits of federal government’s schemes merely for political reasons. He said all projects of federal government are aimed at public welfare.

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