Heavy Investment Needed In Water, Transport, Waste Management: Commissioner
Umer Jamshaid 3 months ago Wed 04th December 2019 | 11:03 PM
Commissioner Iftikhar Sahllwani said heavy investments was needed in water, transportation and solid waste management sectors
The commissioner said there was an urgent need to invest in basic civic utilities such as water supply and sewerage, transportation and solid waste management sectors.
"Public Private Partnership model should be followed in this," he added.
He said in his first report submitted to water commission he had suggested that due to its flaws and discrepancies at least the water distribution system should be privatized to address the concerns of citizens.
He said any sort of dumping would not be allowed alongside EBM Causeway in Malir Riverbed.
He also assured that measures to bring back the level of Malir Riverbed would be taken soon.
Sahllwani said there was a clear direction of Supreme Court regarding action against encroachments.
The SC had ordered to evacuate the land allocated for parks, footpaths and amenity plots despite the stay-orders of the High Court.
He said an agreement had been reached with cabal operators and incidents of electrocution would be preempt before next monsoon.
He also said the projects of city's beautification with partnership of private sector were in progress.