KARACHI -- Mayor Wasim Akhtar said on Tuesday that Karachi Metropolitan Corporation budget for the next fiscal year would be presented on June 29 and the same would be passed by the council.
Speaking at a meeting held for budget completion, he said a 10 per cent increase announced by the provincial government had been incorporated in the budget, but for that additional funds would be required so that the employees could get their increased salaries.
He deplored that the provincial government did not incorporate even a single scheme suggested by the city's municipal administration and, therefore, the city was not going to witness any development works next year.
The mayor said that Karachi had already been facing severe issues, and the non-approval of uplift schemes would surely increase its miseries. He said the National Disaster Management Authority and the Meteorological department had issued an urban flooding warning as heavy monsoon rains were expected. 'Cleanliness of drains could not be done as the provincial government didn't release funds for the task despite repeated requests of the KMC,' he added.
The mayor said the KMC did not have resources to clean the drains on its own, urging the provincial government to release funds for the task.
Mr Akhtar said they tried...