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fire tenderKarachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW&SB) Managing Director Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi has directed the officer in-charge of Hydrants and Tankers Operation that nearest water hydrants of KW&SB in the event of any fire incident in the city automatically and instantly be placed at the disposal of Fire Brigade Department of KMC or any other firefighting agency as an emergency measure. According to a statement issued on Tuesday, the fire tenders of KMC, KPT, DHA or any other agency could be filled or refilled from nearby hydrants in the affected area of the city for firefighting and protection of human lives or loss of property. Other than any emergency filling, fire tenders of any agency will not be allowed filling adding that strict action will be taken against those officials who failed to comply with the instructions.

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.

Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi

Commissioner Karachi Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi today (22nd Feb) took over charge as KMC Administrator and met with the heads of various KMC departments in his office at Civic Centre. He enquired about the performance of departments and issued necessary directives on different matters.

The seats of MBBS students in Karachi Medical & Dental College were increased from 100 to 250 and the BDS seats were also increased from 50 to 100. Besides this Rs50million were being provided for extension of faculty, lecture hall and dental lab while an amount of Rs8million will be paid today for payment of salaries and due to employees. This was stated by Administrator KMC Muhammad Hussain Syed while addressing the White Coat Ceremony in KMDC which was attended by students, their parents and faculty members.

Principal Professor Dr. Waqar Kazmi, Vice Pricipal Professor Mehmood Haider, Senior Director Health Services Dr. Nasir Javed, MPA Abdul Moeed Farooqui, Executive Director NICVD Professor Khan Zaman Khan, Prof. Umer Farooq Principal Sindh Medical College and MS of other hospitals of Karachi were also present on this occasion. Administrator Karachi during his speech stressed the need of working hard to learn and serving the ailing humanity. He said KMDC was the best medical college of the country where only merit is considered for admission.

The college was affiliated with some major medical institutions in the city like Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Sobhraj Maternity Hospital, Sarfaraz Rafiquee Shaheed Hospital and Spencer Eye Hospital where the students of KMDC could get the opportunity to provide medical assistance to all sorts of patients. Administrator Karachi said that the renovation work of KIHD and Spencer Eye Hospital will be completed in next six months, after that these would be the best hospitals in Pakistan. He congratulated the students on the start of new academic session in KMDC. He also announced Rs5 Lac cash award and a certificate for the first class first position holder in FCPS Muhammad Adnan Qureishi. Principal KMDC Professor Dr. Waqar Kazmi, Professor Umer Farooq, Professor Khan Zaman Khan and others also addressed the ceremony.