Karachi: Caretaker Provincial Minister for Local Government Muhammad Jaffer Khwaja has said that whatever time the caretaker government has, it will do its best to resolve the problems faced by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation KMC and in this connection he will talk to the caretaker Chief Minister Sindh and other government machinery to ensure timely payment of salary to KMC employees. If KMC increase its revenue by building commercial projects on its precious land, financial problems could be resolved.
He along with Secretary for Local Government Ali Muhammad visited KMC central office at Civic Centre and expressed his views. After a briefing given by Administrator Karachi Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi he also talked with media representatives.
On this occasion Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan and other officers were present.
The Minister for Local Government said that Karachi was a big city therefore fire fighting system and rescue system should be enhanced to deal with natural and other disasters which was observed more essential after the recent earthquake aftershocks.
He said considering upcoming monsoon rains it was necessary to provide citizens with relief and by improving cleanliness and drainage of all nullahs citizens could be protected from difficulties.
Earlier Administrator Karachi Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi gave a detailed briefing about administrative structure of KMC, the duties of KMC under SLGO of 1979, financial system and ongoing development projects.
On this occasion Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan, Sr. Directors, other heads of various departments and M.D LDA was also present.
Administrator gave a detailed briefing on the development projects of KMC initiated in the city. He said these works will be completed by the end of current financial year. He said the next KMC budget will be a realistic one. KMC has already started computerizing the record of all of its assets which is first time in the country.
He said the administrative and financial system was put on right track; however we are trying to increase our own resources of income.