KARACHI – Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Administrator Hussain Syed has announced imposition of ban on the installation of all types of sign boards, billboards and hoardings in the City whereas the relocation of such boards will also be prohibited.

He stated this while chairing a meeting held in his office on Tuesday, which was attended by Chief Officer Matanat Ali Khan, Director General Technical Services Altaf Memon, Director Transport and Communication Muhammad Ather and other officers.

In the meeting, the administrator said that the image of City was being ruined due to random and unsystematic installation of sign boards whereas citizens due to immense quantity of sign boards were facing difficulties and inconvenience.

He said that henceforth issuance of NOC for every sign board would be linked with the approval from Director General Technical Services and Director Transport & Communication.

He issued directive to remove all sign boards along with other than the auctioned hoardings on Sharae Faisal, Shahrah-e-Pakistan and Shahrah-e-Quaideen immediately.

He said Shahrah-e-Quaideen after reconstruction will be the biggest corridor of the city in which four lanes for each track had been made.

Construction of storm water drain with RCC covering has not only widened the road but also made this corridor the widest road in the city.

He said that the size of bill boards on Sharah-e-Quaideen should also be reduced.

Syed said that big sign boards on various locations caused inconvenience in traffic vision such boards should be removed from corridors.

He said that all precautionary measures while installation of hoardings should be opted along with the consideration of recommended standard and size.

Meanwhile, Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq said the empowerment of women was the mission of the present democratic government in accordance with the manifesto given by Benazir Bhutto.

He was speaking at a ceremony held at Begum Raana Liaquat Ali Khan Government Girls College here the other day for giving 14 buses to the principals of the girls colleges of various districts in the province.

The minister pointed out that in the first phase seven vans were given for the girls colleges located in the remote areas of the province. In the next phase, 20 more buses would be given, he further stated.

Mazhar pointed out that the Sindh Education Department has recruited 2,500 lecturers on the basis of merit. He said that 1,800 more lecturers would be hired through the Public Service Commission.

The minister also instructed the Regional Directors that furniture, lab equipment and other necessary requirements of the colleges should be met in two weeks.

He earlier cut the ribbon and handed over the keys of buses to the principals of the girls colleges.

Mazhar also exhorted upon the students to acquire knowledge as the strength lies in education. Sindh Education Secretary Mukhtar Soomro, Special Secretary Education, Sajjad Abbasi, Director General Colleges, Nasir Ansar were also present on the occasion.