Commissioner urges swift action on missing facilities in polling stations.

HYDERABAD -- Commissioner Hyderabad Division, Syed Khalid Hyder Shah, has instructed the District Election Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and Education Works Engineer of Hyderabad to prepare a report on the missing facilities in the proposed polling stations.

During a meeting held at his office on Tuesday, the Commissioner stated that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is likely to announce the schedule for the general elections soon. In light of this, the concerned officials should finalize their preparations. The meeting also addressed measures to reduce food price inflation and transport fares following a significant decrease in fuel prices.

Shah emphasized that the District Election Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners should jointly visit the proposed polling stations to identify missing facilities and submit reports.

The Education Works Engineer informed the meeting that 10 school buildings among the proposed polling stations had been declared dangerous after the monsoon rains in 2022. He mentioned that many other school buildings need washrooms, water, and electricity, for which they have requested funds amounting to Rs53 million.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner directed the district administration and the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) to immediately lower transport fares and food prices. He urged officials to take action against traders and transporters who fail to revise their prices and fares.

Commenting on the performance of the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA), the Commissioner stated that WASA should complete ongoing development projects in the city...

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