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Keamari Town made seventh district of Karachi

  • Approval has been given by Sindh cabinet which also recommended making Mauripur another new district
Published August 20, 2020

(Karachi) Sindh government has given approval to make Keamari Town a seventh district of the city, media reported on Thursday.

The decision has been taken during the provincial cabinet meeting held in Karachi under the chair of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.

The cabinet recommended to include areas of SITE, Baldia and Harbour into Keamari and also proposed making Mauripur as another new district.

The cabinet was apprised that there are currently seven sub-divisions in District West and it is the second-largest district in Sindh keeping in view the population.

During the meeting, Murad Ali Shah proposed to rename District South as South Karachi. “The districts in the city should be named after their popular areas,” suggested the CM.

The cabinet members also put forward a suggestion to divide Khairpur into two districts.

Speaking over the local government institutions, Murad Ali Shah said that Sindh was the only province where local government institutions have completed a five-year term.

“We [Sindh govenrment] allowed Mayor Waseem Akhtar to work freely with all resources and supported him for the uplift of Karachi,” said Shah.

He said that the provincial government was working on a new local government system and will make new amendments.

Meanwhile, opposition party in Sindh Assembly, MQM has opposed the formation of new district in Karachi.

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