'Poor economic state result of corruption'

Bureau Report

KARACHI: PM Imran Khan said the resolution of Karachi’s problems is the responsibility of the Sindh government, but the federal government is also contributing from its own resources to resolve these issues in view of public welfare. He was talking to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf members of the Sindh Assembly in Karachi on Monday, Radio Pakistan reported.
PM Imran Khan has said the federal government is fully aware of water, transport, waste management and other issues being faced by the residents of Karachi.
He said Karachi is the economic hub of Pakistan, but it is unfortunate that the people and issues of the metropolitan were ignored in the past. “The poor economic condition of Sindh is a result of corruption.”
“Local government system will be helpful in the resolution of Karachi’s problems,” said the premier.
PM Imran Khan directed federal ministers to intensify their interactions with lawmakers hailing from Karachi.
Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtiyar briefed members of the Sindh Assembly about the development projects being completed and to be accomplished by the federal government. Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, on behalf of the federation, assured that the K-4 project will be completed at all costs.
Agencies adds: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail called on PM Imran Khan on Monday in the metropolis and discussed the situation of the province.
The governor briefed PM Imran Khan about the development projects and the law and order situation of the province.
PM Imran Khan directed Governor Sindh Ismail to expedite work on projects initiated by the federal government. He also said the resolution of Karachi issues is among the priorities of the government.
Earlier today, the prime minister arrived in Karachi on a day-long visit where he will hold meetings with high-ups besides inaugurating a power project.
During the visit, the prime minister will meet Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh chapter leadership and lawmakers.