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KARACHI: On Sunday Sindh Minister for Local Government said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement about giving master plan to Karachi was a barefaced violation of the 18th Amendment of the Constitution of Pakistan, media reported.
In firm response to Khan speech at the Sindh Governor House, the provincial minister said Imran should be bothered about Peshawar’s solid waste disposal instead of showing concerns for Karachi. He said the chief justice during his recent visit had expressed satisfaction over cleanliness in the ‘city of lights’.
The premier in his address at the Diamer Bhasha fundraising event at the Sindh Governor House announced to give citizenship to the children of Afghan and Bengali immigrants in view of providing them employment opportunities.
This should be noted that under the 18th Amendment powers were delegated to provinces to give them autonomy in various sectors.
The Pakistan Peoples’ Party leader said the premier should have condemned the idea of construction of Kalabagh dam.
PM Imran in his speech vowed to restore Karachi as the city of lights, build Northern Bypass for easy traffic flow of vehicles, give 20 years’ master plan, improve intra-city railways system and establish water recycling plant in Korangi Industrial Area.
Khan said he would fully coordinate with the Sindh government for the betterment of Karachi. He said terrorism had significantly declined in the city, whereas street crimes had increased drastically.
“The reason behind rise of street crimes is lack of education,” he added.
The PM said about 0.25 million unemployed Bangladeshi immigrants and Afghan refugees were dwelling in the city who got involved in crimes.
Saeed Ghani expressed his reservations over Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement on giving nationality to the children of Afghan and Bengali immigrants born in Pakistan.