Delimitation: Karachi to have a new district, says Sindh govt

Landhi, Korangi and Bin Qasim to be part of new district.


Web Desk October 30, 2013
Landhi, Korangi and Bin Qasim will be part of new district. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI:

As part of its delimitation plans for Sindh, the provincial government has decided to create a new district in Karachi to give the metropolis six districts in all, Express News reported.


Karachi currently has five districts, but the government is considering reworking their boundaries to include Korangi, Landhi and Bin Qasim in a new district.


Earlier this month, Sindh government had announced the decision to divide Thatta into two, turning Sujawal into a separate district.


On that occasion, Pakistan People's Pary Karachi President Abdul Qadir Patel had said that the government was considering bifurcating Karachi as well. “One or two more districts will be made in Karachi to ease the administrative matters,” he said, before adding the decision was purely administrative and not political.


The decision to divide Thatta had triggered opposition from local opponents of PPP.


Similarly, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement has previously voiced strong opposition to the idea of delilimitation of constituencies in Karachi. In May this year, the MQM appealed against it in the Sindh High Court, but the SHC dismissed their appeal.

COMMENTS (10)

Sajida | 7 years ago | Reply

Lyon, France with 500,000 population has more districts. Just goes to show they do not get how to govern.large cities.London with less than half population has 32 districts.No respect for Karachi. Little wonder they cannot manage it.

Open Mind | 7 years ago | Reply

@Karachiwala:

you came from india not for to comment on Sindh, mind your language.

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