Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Sunday said that in his entire political career, he had never seen a mass mobilisation in Pakistan as that of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
He was talking to the media during his visit to the city, Lyari, Sher Shah Road, Hawksbay where he inspected the under construction development works of roads, storm water drains, and sports complex. He was accompanied by Administrator Karachi Murtaza Wahab and Secretary Local Government Najam Shah and others.
Shah said that the long march started from Karachi on February 27 journeyed for three days in Sindh now from the last three days it has been moving in the Punjab. “But, I am surprised that hundreds of thousands of people in Sindh and Punjab thronged to receive the chairman,” he said and added he has never seen such a long march in which lakhs of people have been mobilised.
CM Murad inspected under construction development of roads, stormwater drains, and sports complex. He was accompanied by Administrator Karachi Murtaza Wahab and Secretary Local Government Najam Shah and others.
Talking about the development works, he said that development works have been launched in different districts including Central, West, Lyari of South and Keamari. “I wanted to inspect them personally so that their quality and pace of work could be ascertained,” he said.
The CM started his visit from Machhli Chowk where Hawksay road was being constructed and then went to Lyari where different roads were under construction upto Sher Shah of District West and finally visited Kakri Ground where work on building a huge sports complex was in progress.
Dualisation of Hawke’s Bay Road, including rehabilitation of existing carriageway from Machhli Chowk to KANUPP is a 5.59 kilometer and has been launched for Rs840 million.
During the briefing, the CM was told that it was a dual carriageway with 8.3 meter each side. It has three meters shoulders, 16 culverts and 1500 trees are being planted along the road. Work on the scheme was started on December 23, 2021 and would be completed by December 2022. The scheme of a Road from Sher Shah Chwok to Mirza Adam Khan Road intersection and construction of storm water drain was launched on March 4, 2022 for Rs439.680 million. This is about a two kilometer with 36 feet dual track road with a 1.5 km RCC drain.