Follow Up Meeting On Transformation of Katchi Abadis Into Developed Areas With President of Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Jul 08 (APP):President Dr Arif Alvi Wednesday underlined the need for developing the Katchi Abadis (slum areas) on modern lines with all the facilities like schools, colleges, hospitals, commercial areas, mosques, parks and playgrounds and open spaces for roads.
He said that the poor class had been ignored in the past and it was essential to initiate measures to raise their living standards.
The president was chairing a follow-up meeting on transformation of Katchi abadis into developed areas, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, a press release said.
The meeting was attended by Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Firdous Shamim Naqvi member of Sindh Assembly, Chairman NAPHDA Lieutenant General Anwar Ali Hyder, HI(M) (Retd), Secretary to the President Tariq Najeeb Najmi, Secretary Housing & Works Dr Imran Zeb Khan, Major General Amer Aslam khan, HI(M), T Bt (Retd), Additional Attorney General Ch.
Aamir Rehman, Aqeel Karim Dhedhi and ex-Chairman Association of Builders & Developers of Pakistan, Hassan Bakhshi, while Najeeb Haroon, a member of the National Assembly and Chairman Sindh Infrastructure Development Company Limited Samar Ali Khan participated in the meeting through a video conference from Karachi.
The meeting reviewed various proposals to transform these settlements into living areas.
It discussed different options to constructively utilize the government land in Karachi.
The meeting constituted a sub-committee, under the Chairmanship of Governor Sindh Imran Ismail with the mandate to find some workable solution into the federal government land and quarters illegally occupied by the people.
The meeting also constituted another sub-committee, to be headed by secretary ministry of Housing, to devise a conceptual architectural plan for the development of government land and flats occupied by illegal occupants, and submit the report within six weeks.
It also emphasized to study regional best practices with regard to transformation of these areas into developed areas and apply the same model in Pakistan for their uplift.
It was agreed to take all stakeholders on board before initiating the development plan for slum areas, the federal government land and quarters in Karachi.