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REMOVAL OF ILLEGAL HOARDINGS FROM KARACHI

KMC Administrator Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said the campaign of removal of illegal hoardings in the city was underway and will continue till the removal of all such boards. He also directed that the removal of illegal hoardings be speed up further. Inspecting the removal of illegal hoardings at Karsaz Road and near Hassan Square he instructed local taxes department to remove all those advertisements for which the concerned parties have not paid the advertisement fee. He said no illegal or unlawful practice will be tolerated in the city. He also directed all KMC departments to ensure performing their duties in accordance to the rules and regulations.

Anti Encroachments squad of KMC took action in Shanti Nagar and removed many encroachments including jhuggi hotels, patharas, sugarcane juice machine and push carts during an operation in the presence of police and rangers. The operation was supervised by the Director Anti Encroachments Mazhar Khan along with the Assistant Commissioner East Mushtaq Shaikh and other officers. On this occasion he said Pak Navy offices were also located in this area and the maintenance of traffic flow on surrounding roads was affected due to the presence of encroachments and illegally expanded pavement alongside the main road. These encroachments were creating hurdles and other problems for citizens and it was necessary to take action against these encroachments. He said the ongoing campaign against encroachments was going on successfully in the city under the directive of Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui in which the district administration and citizens have also cooperated.

Anti Encroachments squad of KMC took action in Shanti Nagar and removed many encroachments including jhuggi hotels, patharas, sugarcane juice machine and push carts during an operation in the presence of police and rangers. The operation was supervised by the Director Anti Encroachments Mazhar Khan along with the Assistant Commissioner East Mushtaq Shaikh and other officers. On this occasion he said Pak Navy offices were also located in this area and the maintenance of traffic flow on surrounding roads was affected due to the presence of encroachments and illegally expanded pavement alongside the main road.

These encroachments were creating hurdles and other problems for citizens and it was necessary to take action against these encroachments. He said the ongoing campaign against encroachments was going on successfully in the city under the directive of Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui in which the district administration and citizens have also cooperated.

abbasi_shaheed_hospital_kaarchiDr Nadeem Rajput, Medical Superintendent of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and five other doctors were suspended on Thursday on negligence of duty, which led to the death of a patient.
According to details 35-year Shakil Ahmad was admitted to the hospital for treatment of appendix. He was not attended properly and resulted in his death. Relatives and friends of the patient while protesting broke furniture and tortured some members of the hospital staff.

“An inquiry has been initiated,” said Karachi Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui. “This is the first time that a patient has died due to negligence of the doctors and the people responded by attacking the hospital.” He added that such occurences were unacceptable.

According to Farooqui, Medical Superintendent Dr Nadeem Rajput and other doctors had reached the hospital when the staff made phone calls to them. He said that a committee will submit its report about the incident while a charge-sheet will be also be issued to those who were responsible.

Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan launch Cleanliness drive of Sharae FaisalGovernor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan said better results could not be achieved in public service works without making inter-coordination strong and effective between different organizations. This coordination was needed most for working on various uplift projects in Karachi. If we start working together it would not only increase the level of mutual confidence and establish fine working relations among the organizations but also make it easy to provide better services to people. He expressed these views while addressing as chief guest in the launching of cleanliness drive of Sharae-Faisal held at the Frere Hall on Sunday. Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui and Deputy Commissioner South Mustafa Jamal Qazi also spoke on this occasion whereas the program was attended by the Metropolitan Commissioner Samiuddin Siddiqui, deputy commissioners of different districts, administrators, various departmental heads and a good number of prominent citizens. Governor Sindh said besides improving the law and order conditions, development works were also being carried out in the city. Citizens would feel refreshing change with the solution of their problems hence, all civic organizations should work in coordination. He said work on bringing gradual improvement on the major city corridors was begun now and before this I.I Chundrigar was also made better due to its importance for the city and now security arrangements on this Wall Street of the city were being made under a comprehensive plan.

Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad said he felt pleasure on that the Commissioner of Karachi and the Administrator Karachi has already done lot of home work for the beautification of Sharae Faisal and other organizations were also fully cooperating in this connection. He said that he prayed for joint working of all city organizations for its betterment. About 10 Lac saplings were planted in past and the city’s environment will improve further with the addition of 3 Lac saplings more in Karachi.

Earlier Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui in his welcome address said the city administration was taking all civic bodies on board in the beautification of the city. We have a passion working for Governor Sindh’s vision of green and peaceful Karachi. About 3 Lac saplings will be planted in this campaign and we have this desire that this work for the cleanliness and beautification of city corridors extend to all areas of the city. He said the Administrator and Metropolitan Commissioner of Karachi have also fully supported this work and we all will continue to work with this spirit for making city clean and green.

Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui said the projects which were completed in Karachi with the patronage and special attention of the Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan was not only an example but also a milestone for future. He said KMC has completed lot of development projects and work on many projects still going on which will be completed soon. Though KMC was not directly responsible for the cleanliness of whole city as the city was divided into many organizations which have their own land control and these bodies were charging for municipal tax in these areas, therefore it was their duty to provide municipal services in these areas. However the Municipal Services Department of KMC was working under mutual coordination of district municipal corporations. He said KMC was responsible for the maintenance of city’s major corridors and the big parks, therefore it has chosen Sharae Faisal for the beautification of city in the first phase. Besides carrying out cleanliness work on this central corridor of the city about 25 thousand evergreen saplings were also being planted alongside it. Deputy Commissioner South Mustafa Jamal Qazi thanked the Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan and other notables for attending this program and expressed resolve that we all will work together for the beauty and cleanliness of the city. In the end Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui presented a souvenir to the Governor of Sindh Dr.Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan.

KMC Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui said CNG Bus Service was run in the city to provide a better and cheap travel facility to citizens of Karachi and therefore efforts were on to resume this bus service as soon as possible. He said this on a visit of CNG bus terminal in Surjani Town along with the Director General Engineering Niaz Ahmed Soomro, Senior Director Municipal Services Masood Alam, Senior Director Transport & Communication Muhammad Athar and other officers. Administrator Karachi during his visit reviewed various aspects of restoration of CNG bus service including the repairing and maintenance of buses, ticketing procedure and routes for bus service. In a briefing to Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui it was informed that the bus service was launched on two long routes in the city including route-1 from Surjani to Korangi and route-2 from Surjani to Tower with about 48 buses. Citizens of Karachi had appreciated this bus service which provided them with convenient and cheap travel facility through comfortable CNG buses. Ticket booths were also established alongside both routes of these buses, however this service was terminated on 23rd April 2013 and the citizens were demanding its early restoration. Administrator Karachi said the CNG bus service was a good experiment in the city as this facility was especially used by the low income and middle class individuals and families and they really benefited from this bus service. He directed officers to take all necessary measures for early restoration of CNG bus service with even better arrangements of ticketing and routes.KMC Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui said CNG Bus Service was run in the city to provide a better and cheap travel facility to citizens of Karachi and therefore efforts were on to resume this bus service as soon as possible. He said this on a visit of CNG bus terminal in SurjaniTown along with the Director General Engineering Niaz Ahmed Soomro, Senior Director Municipal Services Masood Alam, Senior Director Transport & Communication Muhammad Athar and other officers. Administrator Karachi during his visit reviewed various aspects of restoration of CNG bus service including the repairing and maintenance of buses, ticketing procedure and routes for bus service. In a briefing to Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui it was informed that the bus service was launched on two long routes in the city including route-1 from Surjani to Korangi and route-2 from Surjani to Tower with about 48 buses.

Citizens of Karachi had appreciated this bus service which provided them with convenient and cheap travel facility through comfortable CNG buses. Ticket booths were also established alongside both routes of these buses, however this service was terminated on 23rd April 2013 and the citizens were demanding its early restoration.

Administrator Karachi said the CNG bus service was a good experiment in the city as this facility was especially used by the low income and middle class individuals and families and they really benefited from this bus service. He directed officers to take all necessary measures for early restoration of CNG bus service with even better arrangements of ticketing and routes.

rauf akhtar farooquiRauf Akhtar Farooqui took over charge as KMC Administrator on Thursday. Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui after taking over his charge met with heads and officers of various departments and said that work for development of the city would be done as a team and all available resources will not only be utilized but also efforts will be made to enhance them so that KMC could play its vital role in the development of the city.