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Promises

1. We will further improve the Safe City Project to ensure solid enforcement of traffic laws and digitisation of traffic violation tickets.

2.  We will transform and massively enhance the capacity of Karachi’s mass transit system by leveraging on public and private financing

3. We will create solid two-way linkages with China and promote an indigenous resource focused growth strategy to leverage trade infrastructure of CPEC and OBOR.

4. Launch a Youth in Politics and Community Challenge Fund.

5. We will establish vibrant community centres at the district level, where exhibitions, road shows, literary events and workshops can take place.

6. We will provide (1) Playgrounds at Tehsil level, (2) Training centres and gymnasiums at Divisional Level to be used for training provincial and national teams and (3) Category A (National and International standard) sports complexes at the provincial level through a phased approach.

7. We will launch a new city governance model for Karachi that empowers local elected officials and a city government.

8. We will champion housing for the urban poor outside of Karachi with efficient commute infrastructure.

Progress

1. We will further improve the Safe City Project to ensure solid enforcement of traffic laws and digitization of traffic violation tickets.

24 September 2018

The Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) has announced the launch of e-challan system the citizens will receive their e-challans at their addresses registered against their vehicle IDs. The fine is to be paid in 10 days or the amount might be doubled. Frequent violations or non-payment of fine will result in confiscation of the vehicle. The traffic violators would be identified with the help of modern Automatic Vehicle Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras which had been installed by PSCA across different roads of the city.

18 November 2018

The Punajb Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said that the Safe City Project and the Dolphin Force will be introduced in Dera Ghazi Khan. The CM also inaugurated the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) regional office.

24 November 2018

The Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) has extended the e-challan scope by including speed-limit and lane violations in addition to the previously included violations of one-way and red-light. The speed radar cameras have been installed at all the e-Challan points. The PSCA is educating public through its visual messaging screens about the speed limits on different roads of Lahore.

27 December 2018

The Balochistan provincial government approved the Quetta Safe City Project (QSCP) that would cost Rs2.28 billion. The Balochistan Minister for Information Technology Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran said that the safe city projects for Gwadar and all divisional and district headquarters of the province would also be launched soon.

22 January 2019

According to City Police Officer (CPO) Abbas Ahsan, the Rawalpindi Safe City Project will be completed in three years.

26 January 2019

The KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan directed the officials concerned to finalize the Safe City Project Peshawar on the pattern of similar projects executed in Lahore and Islamabad. He was presiding over a meeting at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. The meeting was briefed about the cost and strategy of the Safe City Project Peshawar. The CM warned against any delay in the project and said no negligence in the execution of this project would be tolerable.

12 February 2019

The e-challan system in Lahore has resulted in 66 per cent reduction in traffic rules’ violation in the last four months. Because of less violations, there is 25 per cent reduction in travel time of travelers, causing reduction in fuel consumption and improving the environment.

14 February 2019

The Punjab Safe City authority has proposed to start the Safe City Project in six regional hubs of the province including Multan, Bahawalpur, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala. The main component of this project is the employment as currently 1000 employees are working on the Safe City Project in Lahore of which 850 are IT experts. After the Zainab rape-murder incident, 50 cameras have been installed and the remaining 450 would be operational by next month in Kasur. The Safe City authority is currently doing a project with Howard University and University College London on criminal data analysis. A total of 8000 cameras have been installed in Lahore of which 930 have been fixed using the software of face identification.

We will transform and massively enhance the capacity of Karachi’s mass transit system by leveraging on public and private financing.

30 October 2018

The Sindh Mass Transit Authority (SMTA) has officially announced the name for Karachi’s Bus and Mass Rapid Transit system. The name for the transit system is ‘Karachi Breeze’. The concept behind the name comes from the ease in transport that the BRT will provide to general public. Muhammad Athar, Managing Director of SMTA said that the Karachi Breeze will enable commuters to ‘breeze’ past congestion and to provide relaiabel transport. A separate route services will ensure BRT vehicles don’t get mixed up with the rest of the traffic, hence allowing it to move faster without any delay.

31 October 2018

The Dhabeji Express was suspended in 2007 and now it has become operational again. President Dr Arif Alvi inaugurated the Dhabeji Express and it will be open for public from November 1. The Dhabeji Express will leave the City Station in Karachi at 7am every morning and reach Dhabeji station at 8:55am. The other train would leave from Dhabeji daily at 6:15am. The minimum fare is Rs 25 and maximum Rs 80. The Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed said that it labourers to reach home on time and safely, without going through the hassle of sitting on bus rooftops.

10 November 2018

The Red Line Bus Rapid Transit system will be put before Central Development Working Party (CDWP) next week for approval. It is funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB). Salient features of Red Line BRT project include a 29.5-kilometer corridor, a section of 26.84 km, elevated section (0.80 km) and an underground section (1.86 km). The RLBRT would have a total of 24 stations. ‘Karachi Breeze’ aims to solve these problems via six BRT corridors which include Green Line, Red Line, Yellow Line, Aqua Line, Purple Line and Orange Line as per the Mass Transit Master Plan.

19 January 2019

According to Amin Aslam, Advisor to PM on climate change, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) of Karachi is Pakistan’s first ever zero-emission public transport system and it would help the city avoid pumping over 2.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the air over the next 30 years. The network will consist of a 30-km fully segregated corridor with 25 bus stations, bicycle lanes, bike-sharing facilities and improved pedestrian facilities. It will benefit 1.5 million residents and over 320,000 passengers will be served each day. The project will cost an estimated $583.5 million, with the United Nations Green Climate Fund, the Asian Development Bank and the Sindh government as major donors.

31 January 2019

The town planners and architects have recommended making a new and independent master plan of Karachi with focus on developed infrastructure and an efficient public transport system. These recommendations were made in a conference held on the subject of ‘Transforming Karachi’.

30 March 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced a package of Rs162 billion for the development of Karachi under a new ‘Karachi Master Plan 2047’. The package is for 18 mega projects. The package includes Rs8 billion to finish the Green Line BRT project and opening of the Lyari Expressway for heavy traffic and Rs2 billion to improve its dual carriageway.

31 March 2019

Development projects worth $150 million will be launched in Bahawalpur under the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Programme. This includes provision of clean drinking water, urban transport, installation of a new sewerage system from Koh-e-Noor Hotel to Laal Bagh and from Dewanwali Pulli to the bypass and other schemes. Public welfare projects would help in raising the standard of living.

Launch a Youth in Politics and Community Challenge Fund.

26 March 2019

Muhammad Usman Dar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on youth affairs said that government is planning initiatives like National Youth Development Framework (NYDF) for youth’s education and employment. Further, National Youth Council is being established under. It would be a youth advisory body comprising of outstanding young leaders who have earned laurels in their respective fields. Youth across all universities would be trained in seven emerging technologies through digital incubation initiative for sustainable national economic growth. Moreover, under Skills Development Programme, 150,000 youth, both male and female, would receive effective technical and vocational training in both high-tech and conventional demand-driven trades to ensure their maximum employability.