Karachi, July 29, 2020 (PPI-OT): President of SITE Association of Industry Suleman Chawla, in a press statement, expressed deep concern over disastrous condition of infrastructure in SITE area of Karachi (the first and largest industrial estate of Pakistan) and appealed to the Chief Minister Sindh to take notice of the situation and issue immediate orders for garbage lifting and roads repair.
He said that Sindh government-owned administrative body of the area known as ‘SITE Limited’ has completely failed to bring about any improvement in the infrastructure of SITE area due to lack of funds. Resultantly, due to heaps of garbage and broken roads, it has become very difficult for owners and workers to reach factories besides disturbing supply chain of exporting units. Due to inefficiency of SITE Limited, together with recent rains, infrastructure in SITE has worsened further. SITE Limited has no system of lifting garbage, neither nullah cleaning was done completely, due to which, nullah filth and garbage can be seen everywhere in SITE area, virtually transforming the area into a large ‘Kachra Kundi’.
Apart from nullah filth and garbage, the broken and uneven roads have become a reason for increase in street crimes in the area. As the vehicles slow down due to broken roads, the criminals take the advantage, ‘loot’ them easily on gunpoint and escape.
Suleman Chawla further said that SITE Association wrote many letters to Chief Minister Sindh requesting to look into the affairs of SITE Limited and to visit SITE area personally, but unfortunately, the visit of CM Sindh could not materialize. The high officials of SITE Limited were also taken around the area by SVP Saleem Nagaria and VP Farhan Ashrafi of SITE Association of Industry, who particularly identified the areas which needed urgent attention but to no avail. It seems that Sindh government is no more interested in promoting industrialization in the province.
President SITE Association suggested the Sindh Government to cut the expenditures being incurred on holding provincial assembly sessions and protocols of provincial ministers in the wake of situation created by corona pandemic and economic crisis and utilize them for the development of Karachi city in general and its industrial areas like SITE in particular. Suleman Chawla has appealed the Chief Minister Sindh to issue immediate instructions to concerned departments to clean SITE area and repair its roads network so as to continue industrial production without interruption.
For more information, contact:
S.I.T.E. Association of Industry
H-16, Textile Avenue, SITE, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-32562883, +92-21-32560705