Karachi - Sindh government on Tuesday renamed the Orange Line project after the late philanthropist Abdus Sattar Edhi, in order to pay tributes to his services for the humanity.

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The announcement was made by Transport Minister Nasir Hussain Shah during a visit to Orangi Town along with the son of Abdus Sattar Edhi, Faisal Edhi. Speaking on the occasion, Shah said that the decision to rename the project was made on the directives of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

“Services of Abdus Sattar Edhi for the Pakistani nation are unmatchable, and paying tributes to him through renaming a project after him is a small gesture by the government,” he said.  He said that Orange Line project would be completed in 2017 and the provincial government had planned to bring 4000 more buses on Karachi streets to improve the transport system before this.

Responding to a question about non-devolution of powers to the local government representatives in Karachi, the minister said the provincial government had no differences with the Karachi mayor, and the powers would be devolved as per law. “We are also paying salaries to the local government employees regularly so that they could perform their duties to make the city a better place to live,” he concluded.