Karachi is not a ‘Dangerous City’

Karachi used to be among 6 most dangerous cities but now it’s not included even in 100 most dangerous cities of world – Sindh Chief Secretary

Mumtaz Shah briefs delegation of specialized training program about law & order and development outlay of Sindh.


Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah said that Karachi used to be one of the six dangerous cities but now it’s not included even in the 100 dangerous cities of the world.

“It’s a world class case study,” he remarked during a meeting with the delegation of participants of 48th Specialized Training Program and National Command Course at his office on Wednesday.

Additional Chief Secretary Home Qazi Shahid Pervez, Additional IG Operations Amir Ahmed Sheikh, Secretary General Administration Muhammad Hanif Channa and other officers were also present in the meeting.

The delegation was given a detailed briefing on development projects and other matters including law and order.

Mumtaz Ali Shah said that development projects are being given priority after restoration of law and order in the province. “Sindh government has earmarked Rs.222 billion for ADP, Rs.30 billion for district ADP, Rs.71 billion for projects being implemented with the help of international organizations and Rs.5 billion for projects in progress with the help of federal government,” he told.

To a question, Chief Secretary said that funds have also been set aside for Karachi water supply, sewage treatments, mass transit and road infrastructure, including Rs.10 billion for Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project and Rs.33 billion for Competitive and Livable City of Karachi. Besides, Rs.56 billion were allocated for the Yellow Line and the Rs.74 billion for BRT Red Line projects on Karachi.

Talking about the successful projects of Sindh government, Mumtaz Ali Shah said that treatment of heart diseases at NICVD is free which is not free anywhere in the world and people from all over the country are being treated here.

He further said that free liver and kidney transplantation is being done at Gambat Institute.

He further said that Sindh Education Foundation and IBA Sukkur are successful projects of Sindh Government in education sector while Thar Coal is successfully generating electricity today.

The visiting officers asked the Chief Secretary Sindh about law and order and development projects to which he and other officers gave detailed answers. (PR)



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