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Karachi

March 21, 2017

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Members of 27 council committees elected unopposed

Members of 27 council committees elected unopposed

The candidates of all the 27 council committees of the City Council Karachi were elected members unopposed during a session on Monday morning.

The session, which was chaired by Mayor Waseem Akhtar in the Council Hall of the Karachi Municipal Corporation’s building, also approved a resolution nominating Akhtar as chairman of the Coordination Committee of the council under Section 28(5) of the Sindh Councils (Conduct of Business) Rules 2016.

Deputy Mayor Dr Arshad Abdullah Vohra and Municipal Commissioner Hanif Mohammad Merchawala also attended.

The mayor congratulated all the members on winning the elections of the council committees, and said that “we are all united” for resolving the city’s issues.

He asked that the committees should be made functional as soon as possible, and in this connection he said he would meet the parliamentary leaders of the council.

The city council’s parliamentary leader, Aslam Afridi, also congratulated the members of the coordination committees and said all parliamentary leaders would sit together for resolving the problems of the city.

The council offered Fateha for the victims of last month’s suicide attack on the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan and for the husband of former city Naib Nazim Nasreen Jalil. The members also prayed for an early recovery of those injured in the Sehwan terrorist incident.

The coordination committees include Administrative Affairs Committee, seven members; Finance Committee, seven members; Legal Affairs Committee, seven members; Media Management Committee, 13 members; Parks Committee,15members; Veterinary Committee, 14 members; Land Committee, seven members; Katchi Abadies Committee, seven members; Estate Committee, seven members; Charged Parking Committee, seven members; Municipal Utility Charges Committee, seven members; Sports & Culture Committee, 15 members; Recreation Committee, 15 members; Medical Committee, 13 members; Mother & Child Health Committee, 13 members; Investment Promotion Committee, 13 members; Fire Brigade & Civil Defence Committee, 13 members; Health Committee, 13 members; Works Committee (Civil), 13 members; Works Committee (E&M), 13 members; Naming Committee, 15 members; Coordination Committee, 15 members; Ethics (Code of Conduct) Committee, 13 members; Planning & Development Committee, seven members; Education Coordination Committee, 13 members; Foreign Affairs Committee, 13 members; and Business Relations Committee, 13 members.

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