Linking Karachi’s progress with that of the entire country, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said the PTI government will make all-out efforts for the development of the metropolis.
Addressing a ceremony via videolink held at Governor House Karachi for the inauguration of various development projects initiated by the federal government, the premier said the Centre will do whatever it can for the city’s progress keeping in mind the limitations posed by the 18th Amendment.
“When Karachi goes up, entire Pakistan goes up; when Karachi faces a slowdown, it affects the whole Pakistan,” said the premier, who said he couldn’t travel to the city for the ceremony due to bad weather.
He said all important megacities of the world including London, Paris, Mumbai, Tehran and others have highly developed metropolitan systems with elected mayors and cabinets and an effective system of revenue collection, Radio Pakistan reported.
He said it was impossible to develop Karachi from provincial development funds alone, as evident from the best management practices adopted worldwide.