Govt forms high-level committee to oversee Karachi development

ISLAMABAD: Federal government on Thursday has decided to establish a high level committee on transformation of Karachi.

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Briefing newsmen after cabinet meeting, which was held in Islamabad on Thursday under Prime Minister Imran Khan, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that funds for the development of the metropolis have not been properly utilised nd they have received several complaints in this regard.

The minister said government has decided to form a task force which would be headed by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail to monitor the progress.

“Will work collectively with Sindh government for the betterment of metropolis,” he added.

He said that Karachi Infrastructure Development Company Limited will be revamped to make it more effective in executing projects.

Information Minister further said that Prime Minister has directed to speed up the process of NFC Award.

Similarly, the Minister said, development of Balochistan is also top priority of the PTI government.

Responding to a question about IMF programme, the Information Minister said the government requires twelve billion dollars to bring the economy out of the crisis. He said talks are underway with friendly countries and IMF for the purpose.

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