KARACHI: Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has approved Rs210 million for the security and beautification of Karachi between March 23 and March 26 for Pakistan Day celebrations and the Pakistan Super League final.
The CM directed the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) to make the city neat and clean and beautify it with lighting and greenery. “[Karachi] should present an amazing and fabulous look,” Shah said.
“I want you [city administration] to facilitate people properly. This is their event. Let them enjoy it and own it,” Shah said. He also directed the administration to get services of 200 scouts from Sindh Boys Scouts Association.
The services to be made available at the stadium include mobile hospitals, ambulances, water bowsers, sanitation staff and vehicles, regulated food and central control room.
The approved Rs210 million grant-in-aid includes Rs75 million for transport arrangements, rehabilitation of parking areas and security arrangements. These funds will be utilised by the South DIG and Karachi commissioner.
The remaining Rs135 million will be utilised by the KMC for civic works, generators, horticulture, illumination and beautification of routes and parking areas.