Karachi: According to a recent news report, the provincial government has decided to implement and complete all safety and precautionary measures and permanently eliminate all encroachments from storm-water drains within the boundaries of each district before the onset of rains.
This decision was taken at a meeting on city infrastructure improvement and development held under the chairmanship of local government, housing, and town planning secretary Syed Najam Ahmad Shah.
Officials of the Pakistan Army Engineering Corps, city administrator and metropolitan commissioner, managing director of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board and representatives of the commissioner of Karachi and Civil Aviation Authority and others attended the meeting.
The participants in the meeting agreed that a comprehensive and coordinated strategy should be formulated for the permanent removal of encroachments within the jurisdiction of all boards and authorities.
Mr. Shah said that it was important to bring the city to its original condition and all possible resources and efforts should be utilized to achieve this goal. He said that the National Disaster Management Authority also played an important role in cleaning drains in the city.
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