KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that the government of Sindh is cooperating with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in cleaning stormwater drains in Karachi.
According to the minister, given the boundaries of Karachi, its population and the nature of the problems, there was an urgent need for the federal government to play its role in natural disasters and extraordinary circumstances.
He further said, “Orders to play a role in Karachi’s problems are encouraging”. Nasir Shah said that the Chief Minister of Sindh in his meetings with Chairman NDMA had provided him with complete information about the problems of the city and the ground realities.
He said that the Sindh government will not only offer its unconditional support but will also play the role of every first force.
Later, the Sindh Minister for Local Government in a conversation with Local Government Secretary Roshan Ali Sheikh and MD Solid Waste Kashif Gulzar directed them to ensure cleanliness in the city.
In addition, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that the Sindh government pays tribute to the martyred soldiers on Police Martyrs’ Day.
The provincial minister said that the Sindh government was taking steps for the families of the martyred police personnel.
Nasir Hussain Shah said, “Sindh government is striving to provide facilities to the police, as the sacrifices of police personnel play an important role in national security”. The police system in the province will be upgraded as per international standards, he added.