KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said that the project of Bundle and Budu Islands in Karachi will be worked out by addressing the concerns of the Sindh government and it will provide employment to 1.5 million people. Opposition accuses PTI Govt of selling these strategic and crucial islands to China under CPEC project.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi, the Sindh Governor said, “The world is recognizing the Prime Minister as environmentally friendly and we are concerned that the environment of Bundle and Budu Island is going to deteriorate.”
He said that the Prime Minister’s vision regarding this project is the only reason that Pakistan gets foreign capital, the country is hungry for foreign capital at the moment, Ravi River City and Bundle Island in the case of Pakistan for two. There are big plans.
He said that “no one should think that the right of Sindh is being violated but Sindh is being given its right. These islands will remain in Sindh and they cannot be taken anywhere else.”
Imran Ismail said that the capital and income of these islands will go to the government of Sindh and will be spent in Sindh and this guarantee has been given by the Prime Minister and he said that I had asked him to go and inform him and in this regard I’m talking.
Claiming that the project would provide massive employment, he said, “More than 1.5 lakh jobs will be created. If we have a thousand guests, the hotel will run out of space and space will not be available.” After that, due to lack of tourism, that place is completely empty.
“These islands will increase tourism in Sindh. There is no development in our coastal strip, so there is no tourism. No foreigners will come to visit Hawks because the roads are bad and there are truck stops,” he said. Are made.
The Governor of Sindh said that “all facilities will be provided in these islands; this is a project after which we will be able to compete with any other island in the world including Dubai”.
It may be recalled that without taking Parliament into confidence, President Arif Ali had enacted the Pakistan Islands Development Authority Ordinance 2020 to help the Federal Government take control of the two islands off the coast of Karachi.
The Sindh government had termed the move as ‘illegal annexation of Sindh islands by the PTI government through a presidential ordinance’.
The PPP chairman alleged that the federal government wanted to annex the islands owned by the province in order to reap financial benefits by allowing its friendly investors to build other such projects, including housing and tourism. This is an exploitation of the people of the province while under the 18th amendment these islands were handed over to the provinces.