Asad Umar, the federal minister for planning and development, stated on Saturday that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will lose control of its provincial and local governments in the near future.
When speaking at a ceremony to mark the reconstruction of Karachi’s Cooperative Market, where hundreds of stores had been destroyed, the federal minister lamented the existence of a government-imposed on the city that had done nothing to improve the situation in the city.
“The people of Karachi, on the other hand, will not spare them and will exact revenge on them during the elections,” Asad Umar stated, adding that tax collection from Karachi is responsible for the operation of the entire national system.
He stated that Karachi had been deprived of a modern transportation system, but that, thanks to the PTI government, individuals were now able to commute using the Green Line bus system. “Those who are curious about where the change is can go and travel on the Green Line bus service to experience the change,” he said.
Speaking about the census process, he stated that it was the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) that made the decision to hold another census in the country within a few years, as opposed to previous trends in which the process was held after 17 or 19 years, despite the fact that it is required to be held every 10 years under the Constitution.
In his remarks, he said, “We are now prepared to conduct a census using modern technology, and Karachiites will soon learn their true population statistics.” He further stated that the census findings will be finalized by December 2022.
He went on to say that the transaction structure for the KCR project has been approved and that the Centre has also accepted responsibility for the completion of the K-IV project.
“We expect to complete the Rs120 billion K-IV Bulk Water Supply project by the end of 2023, which would provide an additional 260 million gallons of water per day to the city,” he said.