Sindh government to establish its own port

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly was informed on Monday that the government has stopped work on Zulfikarabad city, a proposed modern city in Thatta district, and will now establish a port near Keti Bunder.

During the question and answer session, Health Minister Dr Sikandar Mandhro said the plan to develop the modern city of Zulfikarabad was envisaged by the Pakistan Peoples Party government in 2010 but due to a land issue, the government was forced to stop development. “We have not yet laid down the infrastructure such as roads. It could take five to 10 years to complete the city but so far we cannot predict when it will be finished,” Dr Mandhro said, adding that government land is available in areas where the modern city would be established with different colonies with economic zones.

“The government will establish its own port, which will remain under the domain of the provincial government,” he told members, adding that there was once a bustling town in the area named Keti Bunder but it is no more.

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