Karachi nullah networks to be cleaned starting May 17

Karachi (HRNW) Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed the local government department to prepare a plan to overhaul and reconstruct all the distributaries of three major nullahs, Gujjar, Orangi and Mahmoodabad in the long term but in the short term properly clean the distributaries before the monsoon. 

This was decided at the Provincial Coordination and Implementation Committee at CM House. The meeting was attended by ministers Saeed Ghani, Nasir Shah, Murtaza Wahab, Corps Commander Karachi Lt General Nadeem Anjum, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, P&D Chairman M. Waseem, GOC Karachi Maj. Gen. M. Aqeel, Karachi Commissioner Naveed Shaikh, Local Government Secretary Najam Shah, Karachi Administrator Laiq Ahmed, NED VC Dr Sarosh Lodhi, Brig Waqar Abbasi and other FWO members, PDMA DG Salman Shah and Ministry of Planning Additional Secretary Aziz Uqaili.

The chief minister decided to widen the existing Gujjar and Orangi nullahs from 35 to 80 feet and 20 to 40 feet, respectively. Their beds will be dredged and sewer trunks would be laid along them to separate sewage and storm water.

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