Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced 50% of funds on behalf of the Federal Government for Karachi’s K-IV, Mega Water Project. He made the announcement while chairing a meeting of PML N’s Provisional Officials at Governor House Karachi to discuss preparations for General Elections 2018. Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and Senator Nehal Hashmi were also there on the occasion.
The estimated cost of K-IV Water Project is Rs.25.5 billion and it will provide 650 million gallons of water a day to the people of Karachi. Karachi’s water requirement is more than 1,100 MGD, while current supply is reportedly less than 550 MGD.
Nawaz Sharif said in the meeting that Water Crisis in Karachi is a serious issue and also raised his concerns over the issues and problems of traffic and cleanliness in the city. The meeting also vowed to soon initiate work on Karachi Circular Railway, a crucial transportation project which has been being delayed for long.
Nawaz Sharif further said that the development and progress in Karachi was not at all possible without eliminating terrorism in the city and establishing peace. PM said that a dictator is responsible for the unrest that the people of Karachi had faced for a long period of time. He vowed that they will not sit in ease before the execution of last terrorist.
Earlier Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Karachi on his two-day visit to have political meetings reportedly as part of pre-election campaigning. Upon his arrival, PM was received by newly appointed Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair at the airport. Nawaz Sharif will have a stay at the Governor House for the first time.
Changing someone’s Religion forcibly is a Crime, says PM
After reaching Karachi, the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended a ceremony to celebrate Hindu’s Religious Festival Holi, organized by the Minority Wing of PMLN. On the eve, Nawaz Sharif said that he clearly considers changing anyone’s religion forcibly as a crime, adding further that it is not their job to send anyone to heaven or hell.
PM also said that minorities should have complete freedom to exercise their religious practices and posses equal rights to impart their role in the development and progress of the country as well. Addressing the gathering held to celebrate the festive occasion of Holi, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also announced Rs. 500 Million for the welfare of the Hindu community.