Essential civic facilities being improved in slums: Minister

KARACHI:Sindh Minister for Human Settlements and Special Development Ghulam Murtaza Baloch has said that

special measures are being taken to improve essential civic facilities to Katchiabadies (slums) across Sindh.

The infrastructure development schemes were being executed in the slums in Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Shaheed Benazirabad, N. Feroze and Karachi, said the Minister while presiding over a meeting here in his office on Wednesday.

Secretary Human Settlements and Special Development Baqa Ullah Unar and other officers also attended the meeting.

The participants of meeting were briefed that provision of sewerage system, drains and other basic facilities were being improved in number of unplanned settlements.

The meeting was further informed that in lease money Rs 63.488 millions were recovered while the Government grant was Rs 130 millions.

Addressing the meeting Ghulam Murtaza Baloch asked the officers concerned to improve revenue receipts and pay attention towards the issue.

He said that Sindh government was trying to improve infrastructure in Katchiabadies so that people might live a

better life.

He assured them that the shortage of the staff would be meted out on priority basis and other issues of staff would also be resolved.