KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari has called for expediting the pace of developmental work on various ongoing schemes in Lyari and in other parts of Karachi to provide maximum possible facilities to the people.
The president was chairing a briefing on the Lyari Development Package at Bilawal House on Monday. The meeting was attended by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Pir Mazharul Haq, Murad Ali Shah, Ayaz Soomro, Sharjeel Memon, Agha Siraj Durrani, Nadir Magsi, Saifullah Dharejo, Sharmeela Farooqui and senior government officials.
Zardari, while calling for expediting the pace of work, stressed upon the need for ensuring that the quality of work is not compromised in any manner.
The president was informed that the old water supply lines in most of the areas of Lyari have been replaced which ensured better supply of clean drinking water.
The meeting also discussed the sewerage schemes, road repairs and improvement in education facilities.
The president was also briefed about the progress made so far in electrification, development of play grounds, parks, and other recreational and sport facilities such as boxing clubs, a football house and the Kakri Ground.
Earlier during the day, there were reports that the president will also meet a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) delegation headed by Dr Farooq Sattar. Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Senator Babar Ghauri and Sindh ministers Dr Sagheer Ahmed, Raza Haroon and Adil Siddiqui were also expected to join the meeting.
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