Proposal under consideration to make Karachi a separate administrative unit

Proposal under consideration to make Karachi a separate administrative unit
Karachi: As Karachi continues to plunge into new depths administrative failures, a proposal is under consideration to make the metropolis a separate administrative unit, GNN has learned.

As per details garnered, the committee—constituted to solve miseries of the Karachi—has finalized its initial draft.

Under one suggestion, it has been proposed to make Karachi a separate administrative unit under federal government.

Talking exclusively to the GNN, Federal Law Minister Faroogh Naseem referred to Article 149 (4) of the Constitution on the matter.

The Article 149 (4) reads, “The executive authority of the Federation shall also extend to the giving of directions to a Province as to the manner in which the executive authority thereof is to be exercised for the purpose of preventing any grave menace to the peace or tranquillity or economic life of Pakistan or any part thereof.”

Replying to a question, the law minister stated that there is no need to take Sindh govt into confidence nor would it agree on it. Naseem added, “The Article 149 (4) does not state that Sindh govt or any govt for that matter must be taken into confidence. Federal govt enjoys jurisdiction to issue such executive orders directly.”

Replying to another about Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan’s response on the suggestion, the minister stated that proposal has just come under consideration and that PM’s response will emerge accordingly.

“Neither Sindh government is willing to cooperate nor have they any intention [of solving Karachi’s issues]. Federal govt and PM has to take this big step [for ridding the metropolis of the miseries]”, added law minister.

“Sindh govt has created a menace in Karachi”, concluded Naseem while adding, “The same proposal can be replicate in whole Sindh.”