KARACHI: The Sindh furniture connected Thursday decided to physique 6,500 lodging units implicit an country of 248 acres to resettle the families whose homes were removed from 3 large stormwater drains (nullahs) successful the Malir Development Authority area.
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, who presided implicit the meeting, said that the Pakistan Peoples Party president had categorically directed the provincial authorities to resettle the affected families removed from the Gujjar, Mahmoodabad and Orangi nullahs. “I person already allocated Rs1 cardinal for the improvement of 248 acres handed implicit by the MDA to the section authorities [department],” helium told the cabinet.
The gathering was held astatine CM House connected Thursday and was attended by provincial ministers, advisers, peculiar assistants, too Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput and different officials concerned.
Presenting 2 proposals, Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Shah said that the affected radical of the 3 nullahs mightiness either beryllium fixed decently developed 80-sq-yard plots and a important magnitude to physique their houses oregon their houses mightiness beryllium built by the LG department.
He said that the onshore measuring 248 acres and the magnitude of Rs1 cardinal approved by the CM had already been handed implicit to the department.
Cabinet okays operation of 6,500 units connected 248-acre land, earmarks Rs1bn for development
The furniture thoroughly discussed the substance and astir of the ministers were successful favour of the connection to physique 6,500 lodging units for the affected radical arsenic directed by the PPP chairman.
Information Minister Sharjeel Memon apprehended that handing implicit the plots to the affected radical could commencement existent property concern activities successful the areas, therefore, the houses should beryllium got built done experienced and well-reputed firms to guarantee proviso of elegant accommodations to the affected families.
The CM directed his Law Adviser Barrister Murtaza Wahab and the advocator wide to attack the Supreme Court for getting the Bahria Town money, deposited successful the court, truthful that works connected the lodging units could beryllium expedited.
He besides directed the LG section to commencement improvement works by providing inferior services to the task site.
LG Minister Nasir Shah, successful reply to a question, told the furniture that the affected radical were being fixed a monthly rent of Rs15,000 each. “The task would outgo astir Rs10 billion, and its PC-I has been approved by the main minister,” helium added.
Houses for flood-affected people
Revenue Minister Makhdoom Mahboob Zaman informed the furniture that the houses that collapsed successful the caller dense rains and floods were constructed connected authorities land. He added that the Board of Revenue, connected main minister’s directives, carried retired an workout and recovered that the plots of the collapsed houses could beryllium regularised nether Gothabad Scheme, Gothabad Housing programme, regularisation of the colony programme and the Katchi Abadis Act.
The furniture decided to regularise the houses, arsenic per their category, truthful that the beneficiaries could beryllium fixed wealth for the operation of their location nether the ongoing Peoples Housing Programme.
CM Shah directed the main caput to contented an bid to the lawman commissioners acrophobic to expedite the regularisation of the plots astatine the earliest truthful that the affected radical could beryllium fixed benefit.
Special probe allowance
The furniture discussed the connection of introducing a Special Investigation Allowance for the probe officers (IOs) of transgression cases, peculiarly those of heinous crimes.
It was pointed retired that connected an average, an IO investigated 57 transgression cases successful a year. The Balochistan government’s CID pays a peculiar allowance of 40pc connected the minimum wage standard of 2011 taxable to a ceiling of Rs6,000 a month.
The CM said that the Sindh authorities intended to pb different provinces to fortify constabulary investigation, and the provincial constabulary main had rationalised the request from Rs2.519 cardinal to Rs1.979 billion.
The furniture approved assistance of Special Investigation Allowance astatine 1 archetypal wage standard of 2022 to probe officers. Its fiscal interaction would beryllium astir Rs442.471 million.
Published successful Dawn, May 26th, 2023