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Pakistan PM unveils Rs 1,100 b "historic package" for Karachi after flash floods.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan unveils a “historic Rs1,100 billion package” under the Karachi Transformation Plan to resolve the lingering and chronic issues of the megapolis and the port city, after unprecedented rains and flash flooding. 

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SHOTLIST: KARACHI, PAKISTAN (SEPTEMBER 5, 2020) (MUTE) (PM OFFICE HANDOUT – ACCESS ALL)   

1.      PRIME MINISTER, IMRAN KHAN, TALKING

2.      VARIOUS OF MINISTERS SEATED

3.      SINDH CHIEF MINISTER, SYED MURAD ALI SHAH SEATED

4.      KHAN TALKING

5.      VARIOUS OF MEETING

 

KARACHI, PAKISTAN (SEPTEMBER 5, 2020) (PTV – ACCESS ALL)   

6.      KHAN SEATED WITH MINISTERS AND TALKING AT NEWS BRIEFING

7.      KHAN TALKING

8.      OFFICIALS SITTING

9.      (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) PRIME MINISTER, IMRAN KHAN, SAYING: “Karachi has witnessed unprecedented rainfall, which caused devastation. There also other related problems as well. The important thing is that we want to resolve and jointly tackle all the issues.”

10.   LAWMAKERS AND OFFICIALS

11.   (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) PRIME MINISTER, IMRAN KHAN, SAYING: (audio overlaid by shot No 12) “The package we have brought for Karachi is a historic package. This is Rs1,100 billion package. This is being pooled by federal as well as provincial government.”

12.   LAWMAKERS AND OFFICIALS CLAPPING

13.   KHAN SITTING WITH GOVERNOR AND CHIEF MINISTER OF SINDH, WHILE TALKING

 

STORY: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday (September 5) announced a “historic Rs1,100 billion package” under the Karachi Transformation Plan to resolve the lingering and chronic issues of the megapolis and the port city.  

The package, including provision of clean drinking water, cleaning of drains, and sewage and solid waste disposal within three years, comes days after unprecedented rainfall triggered flash floods and caused devastation in the city.

“Karachi has witnessed unprecedented rainfall, which caused devastation. There also other related problems as well. The important thing is that we want to resolve and jointly tackle all the issues,”Khan said in a news briefing televised by the state-run PTV.  

Unveiling the details of the plan in a media talk after chairing a meeting, the prime minister said both the federal and provincial governments would contribute to the total package.

“The package we have brought for Karachi is a historic package. This is Rs1,100 billion package. This is being pooled by federal as well as provincial government,”he said.

For better coordination and implementation of the plan, he said, it was agreed upon to set up a Provincial Coordination and Implementation Committee (PCIC) with all the stakeholders on board to promptly and swiftly resolve the burning issues of Karachi.

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, federal and provincial ministers and a number of legislators were also present.

Under the short, medium and long terms plans, drains would be completely cleaned, whereas the provincial government had taken responsibility to rehabilitate the displaced people from the illegal encroachments, he added.

He said major issues like the sewage system and solid waste, transport, circular railway, and roads for Green Line would be fully resolved under the package permanently.

He also lauded the armed forces for their relief and rescue activities in different parts of the country.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a high level meeting on the Karachi situation and assured of the Federal Government’s all possible help in compensating the recent losses caused by the unprecedented rainfall and flooding.

The meeting was attended by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, federal ministers Senator Shibli Faraz, Asad Umar, Syed Ali Zaidi and Amin ul Haq, Corps Commander Lt Gen Humayun Aziz, Inter-Services Intelligence Director Gneral Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, provincial ministers Syed Ghani and Nasir Shah, and senior officials, PM Office Media Wing, in a press release, said.

The prime minister was briefed in detail about the Karachi Transformation Plan. Imran Khan said Karachi was an important city of Pakistan and its economic hub. Its issues could be resolved through mutual coordination.