Not a single project has been approved for fishing villages and rural areas of Karachi in Sindh Budget 2015-16. It is an anti fishermen and anti villagers budget. The Sindh government presented its budget for developed areas, he budget should have been for less privileged areas but all funds have been allocated for developed areas. It is not fair decision made by the Sindh government. We reject this budget because it is an anti poor.
Rural and coastal areas of Karachi, stretching over 1,200 square kilometers, with an estimated population of 1.2 million, are suffering due to government’s apathy, as no development project. Most of these villages lack tap water, sanitation and drainage facilities, and water tankers are the only means of catering to the water needs of the area people. Most of the villages do not have electricity or jetty facilities, while road infrastructure in these areas is in dilapidated conditions. Majority of the villages depend on agriculture, except those in the coastal area, where fishing is the source of income for most of the people.
SARFRAZ HAROON,
Karachi, June 13.