Three million given housing right in Sindh

Published: April 8, 2012

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: 

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is committed to providing shelter to people as promised by the party’s slain chairperson Benazir Bhutto and President Asif Ali Zardari.

Addressing a gathering where ownership rights were promised to Goths and Katchi Abadis (shanty towns) in Karachi’s Gulistan Jauhar neighbourhood on Saturday, the chief minister said that the PPP-led government is leasing out 116 urban and 78 rural Goths and Katchi Abadis to benefit around three million people.

Recently, the government gave ownership rights to poor shanty dwellers in the Bin Qasim neighbourhood, he recalled. “This will provide permanent shelter to the people.”

Chief Minister Shah said that the late Benazir Bhutto had returned to Pakistan on October 18 to fight for the rights of peasants, labourers, and the downtrodden because a dictator was in power and no one was paying heed to their plight.

“Anti-democratic forces do not want to see the PPP in power, and to serve the people and safeguard their rights,” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, PPP leader Senator Faisal Raza Abedi said that the government has recovered 1,100 acres from the land mafia and dismantled 738 fake Goths. He added that President Zardari has advised the provincial government to lease out shanty towns to people in Sindh, particularly in Karachi.  He said Chief Minister Shah and Owais Muzaffar deserved special thanks for fulfilling the task within a short time period.

Provincial Minister Nadeem Bhutto, CM’s Special Assistant Rashid Rabbani, Waqar Mehdi, Coordinator Siddique Abu Bhai and other PPP leaders were also present.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 8th, 2012.

Reader Comments (6)

  • NuPak
    Apr 8, 2012 - 10:37AM

    Just tell us if PPP will be able to get a seat from Karachi based on thesenew Three Million inhabitants?

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  • saeed
    Apr 8, 2012 - 5:59PM

    This is biggest fraud is going on in Pakistan.Giving land to land mafia(poor)these poor people get their lease and than sell the land,and again grab a new land. Everone know how this thing work

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  • Sajida
    Apr 8, 2012 - 8:58PM

    What about unburdening Karachi and improving cities in interior Sindh? That requires a little bit more competence than the Provincial Government seems capable of.

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  • Salman Orangiwala
    Apr 8, 2012 - 9:06PM

    3 million ? If it wasn’t enough from people all over the country pouring into Karachi , another 3 million …..another gimmick by PPP , why the CM doesnot allot them lands in Khairpur or Benzaris constituency Larakana ? And hwo does he think these people will be earning their livelihood .Snatching cell phones ? robberies ? Karachi has become the global yatimkhan for all thugs , muggers ,dacoits they just come commit crime and go back to their abode to came back again .!!!!!!

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  • fus
    Apr 8, 2012 - 9:47PM

    No funding for karachi, no development to improve infrastructure, but go ahaead and regularize 3 million ppl, some may be legit and living in these goths for many years but many are illegal. Instead of giving them proper place to live with some basic facilities probably in the outskirst of Karachi, this govt.choose to do this few months before their tenure ends, just to get more votes. Cheap pre-election stunt, nobody really cares about karachi. Idiots would spend money or building Zulfakarabad rather than spending the same money on Sukkur, Hyderabad, Larkana, Nawabshah and other cities to make it more livable for the people.

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  • Apr 22, 2012 - 9:36PM

    yeh election ki tayari haiy

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