CM Sindh briefed on development projects in Sukkur division.

SUKKUR -- Caretaker Chief Minister Sindh, Justice (R) Maqbool Baqer, presided over a meeting at the Divisional Commissioner's house in Sukkur on Tuesday, focusing on Sukkur's development portfolio and flood damages and rehabilitation.

In attendance were provincial ministers, Brigadier Haris Nawaz, Barrister Umar Soomro, Ashar Lal, Principal Secretary Hasan Naqvi, Secretary School Education Sheerin Narejo, Secretary Health Dr. Mansoor, Secretary Works and Services Muhammad Nawaz Sohu, and other relevant officers.

During the meeting, Chief Minister Sindh expressed the purpose of his visit to Sukkur, which was to assess the city's health, sanitation, flood damage, and other issues. He instructed the Secretary of Works and Services to clear the roads of the city of soil, emphasizing the need for improved sanitation arrangements in Sukkur.

He gave a three-week deadline to the Sukkur district administration to remove garbage and floodwater from the roads, warning that he would not spare anyone if the city remained unclean.

The Chief Minister also pointed out the poor conditions of police stations and the district headquarters hospital in Sukkur, criticizing the lack of honesty in the performance of their duties. He emphasized the proper cleaning of broken roads, sewers, and streets.

The Divisional Commissioner Sukkur, Samiuddin Siddiqui, and his team briefed the caretaker Chief Minister on flood-related rehabilitation projects. The Sukkur division comprises 18 talukas, 288 Union Councils, covering 27,158 kilometers of land, and includes Khairpur, Ghotki, and Sukkur districts. According to the recent census, the Sukkur division has 1,052,475 houses and a population of 6,010,041, with a household ratio of 5.7 and an overall development rate of 1.36.

In the briefing, the Chief Minister was informed about the presence of 5,239 primary, 171 middle, 248 elementary, 210 secondary, and 85 higher secondary schools across the division. The region experienced significant rainfall and flooding in 2022, with a total of 775 mm of rain recorded in Sukkur during that year.

The briefing also highlighted...

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