The chief minister assessed the pace of development work on Thursday, hoping that as many as possible would be wrapped up by December.
Two billion rupees has been set aside for Karachi, out of which Rs800 million is being spent on Lyari’s roads, drainage and parks. Four hundred million rupees has been earmarked for Lyari’s economic relief, Rs400 million for Lyari Medical College, Rs100 million for Lyari university, Rs60 million for the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Law College, Rs50 million for Begum Nusrat Bhutto welfare schemes.
Keamari and Malir have development packages worth Rs1.6 billion. Five billion rupees has been provided over four years to Sui Southern Gas Co. to hook up villages in Sindh. Out of 1,107 villages, work has been done on 401 villages.
Four billion rupees will be given to HESCO and out of 399 villages in Khairpur, 268 villages have been given power connections. The remaining 131 villages will be electrified within a few months.
Under the annual development package for 2012-13, 1,288 schemes are being undertaken in the province with Rs112.6 billion. It was decided that 25% of the total (Rs25.9 billion) for 1,288 on-going schemes will be released by September 1.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 31st, 2012.
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