Thursday, January 29, 2009

Karachi presents role model for whole Pakistan: Salman Taseer

Karachi: Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer has said that citizens of Karachi are fortunate to have a very sincere and hard working leadership which has performed development work in such a way that they have now become a role model for whole Pakistan.
He expressed these views while addressing media representatives at Bagh Ibne Qasim on Wednesday.
Earlier Governor Punjab paid a detailed visit of the city with Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan and City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal during which he inspected various development projects completed by city government Karachi.
The visit of Governor Punjab started from Civic Center where he arrived with Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan. City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal welcomed Governor of Punjab on this occasion.
The honorable guest was also given a presentation on development projects in Karachi while he also inspected City Government’s Command and Control Center and Citizen’s Complaints Information Management Center 1339 at Civic Center. Governor of Punjab expressed deep interest in the unique and first of its kind command and control center and said that the citizens of Karachi would get many benefits from this system.
Afterwards Governor of Punjab went to corridor-I & II and also inspected newly established Pakistan’s biggest dental hospital at KMDC where he was informed that the hospital has the capability of providing medical aid to 100 patients simultaneously.
Governor of Punjab also went to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he inspected the latest facilities provided at Trauma Center and Laboratory.
In the end of his visit Governor Punjab visited Bagh Ibne Qasim at Clifton and addressed the media representatives.
He said today he felt pleasure and sorrow on his visit to Karachi. Pleasure on seeing the exemplary spirit to serve the city and country and development works going on in Karachi for which I would like to congratulate the leadership of Karachi especially City Nazim and Altaf Bhai.
He said that at the same time he felt grief over the fact that the development works carried out in Karachi during last three years were never happened anywhere in Pakistan in the last 56 years.
Governor of Punjab said that he is well familiar with Karachi and whatever he saw today was unthinkable in past. The new modern infrastructure and travel facilities were never imagined before in Karachi.
He said that he has come to Karachi on the invitation of City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal and after visiting the city I invite him also to visit Lahore and share his experiences with City Nazim Lahore Mian Aamir Mehmood and other Nazmeen. Governor of Punjab said that federal government will provide all possible support to the development and reconstruction process in Karachi and he himself will speak with federal government for the approval of projects and schemes forwarded from Karachi. He said that Pakistan Peoples Party has a clear stance on local bodies system. This is the basic of democracy and politics. There might be some alteration in this system for improvement but it could not be terminated. Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan on this occasion thanked Governor of Punjab for visiting Karachi.

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