HMC, KMC fail to deliver despite of additional funds: Sindh LG minister

HYDERABAD: Sindh Minister of Local Government Jam Khan Shoro has said despite allocation of huge funds the municipal bodies in Karachi and Hyderabad could not ensure cleanliness.

Talking to media here on Sunday, the minister said the complaints against problems of water supply, drainage and cleanliness were continuously being received from Karachi and Hyderabad.

“When we received complaints about lack of funds for Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, the Local Government allocated Rs. 30 million per month so that the garbage collection and other cleanliness works could be carried out”, he informed.

However, the minister lamented that despite the allocation and timely release of Rs. 30 million monthly funds, the HMC had failed to maintain cleanliness in Hyderabad.

Shoro said the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) faced financial hardships due to illegal appointments which were done in the previous government allegedly by Muttahida Qaumi Movement. According to him, the Sindh government gave a Rs. 800 million subsidy to WASA but its financial issues still remained unresolved. ”In the past no water filtration plants were built for Hussainabad and Latifabad. But the Sindh government has now approved the plants for both the areas,” he told.

According to him, like Hyderabad no mega water filtration project or mass transit project were introduced for Karachi.

The minister informed that a plan for solid waste management for Hyderabad was being prepared.

Responding to a question, the minister said the flyover bridge in Halanaka area of Hyderabad could not be constructed due to a litigation in the court.