ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Asad Umar on Friday said that the Federal government will spend Rs35 billion on various development projects in Karachi this year, ARY News reported.
Talking to journalists, Asad Umar said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is committed to uplift living standards of the people in the port city.
He said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) is a key government ally in Sindh, adding that the federal government working on uplift projects in consultation with its allied parties.
The minister said that the provincial government did nothing for the city. He vowed to allocate more funds for the port city in the next budget.
Earlier on February 6, yet another round of talks between the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and its disgruntled ally Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) had come to an end with the two sides seeming to be in agreement on the resolution of civic issues troubling the port city.
Speaking to media after the meeting, Planning Minister Asad Umar had regretted the metropolis had been ignored for years.
Stressing that the city has an important role in the country’s economic growth, he had said it was entitled to uplift schemes.