JI demands 15pc of revenue collected by Karachi for city's uplift.

KARACHI -- Giving a 'roadmap' for the development of Karachi, restoration of law and order and building its ruined infrastructure, the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) on Sunday demanded that 15 per cent of the total revenue collected from the city be spent on the business capital.

It also demanded policing powers for Rangers to curb growing street crimes.

Calling it the 'Karachi declaration' at a rally staged in Bagh-i-Jinnah a week before the local government elections, the party vowed to struggle for getting its (Karachi's) due rights both from the federal and provincial governments.

A large number of JI workers and supporters attended the event that was part of the party's campaign for the Jan 15 polls.

'We demand 15 per cent of the revenue collected by Karachi as the city contributes 95pc and 55pc respectively to the budget for Sindh and the centrr,' JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman said while addressing the rally.

'Our Vision 2023-2027 envisages tertiary care hospitals in each district. Chest pain centres and welfare diagnostic centres will be established in each and every town of the city. In order to address the transportation crises in the city, the vision demands a comprehensive mass transit system, comprising light train and circular railway, besides restoration of the network...

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