Sindh Vision 2030

Remember Vision Pakistan 2013 (can’t find any online reference to it) back in the 90’s? What an ambitious idea it was! And how optimistic was the man behind it! What happened? The government changed and all went down the drain.

Now we have Sindh Vision 2030. From the looks of it, seems like we will have to wait until 2030 to see a prosperous Sindh, or Karachi, for that matter. Even if the planning is well thought out, what’s the assurance that it will not be called off if the next government stops funding for it?

Point is, if you work with honest and good intentions, then you don’t need a long term plan to make things better. Just do your everyday activities with integrity and responsibility and we will have a better city, a better state, and a better country. This includes minor things like driving and following the rules, and major things like being professional at work.

8 Comments so far

  1. MB (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 1:05 pm

    In 1956 a plan or a grand plan or a great idea was envisioned ( wow…. ) about KCR in Karachi.

    That plan was edited/chopped/cut/trashed re invented redesigned re planned (1964, 1969, 1980) wasting millions of public rupees & yet

    Even after 50 years of that GREAT IDEA and GREAT PLAN i have yet to see it on earth.

    Umar claps for this one line. Its all and everything and the crux of the whole point

    “Point is, if you work with honest and good intentions, then you don’t need a long term plan to make things better ”

    If people have will they dont need to advertise or shout. Action speaks louder than words. We have eyes and we have ears and we shall see (& seeing since 1988 ) who is doing what.

    But having said that , there is nothing wrong in great plans only if there is a will to do it.

    Nations who cannot follow a 90 days time table look like donkeys to make 30 years plan but anyways nothing wrong to dream on papers.

    What makes me in pain is my tax money is being used for those paper dreams

    And now read this :
    ” Issues relating to poverty alleviation, marginalised communities and access to opportunities were also discussed at length.

    The issues concerning law and order that were attributable to the heavy influx of people into Sindh and the negative impacts of compartmentalised planning by different district governments were also highlighted at the workshops ”

    It took these dumb as** 7 years to understand that what are the actually causes of so many other issues in Sindh particularly Karachi.

    And obviously the first requirement for that 2030 plan is democracy but this reminds of Hassan nisar

    http://www.mqm.org/English-News/Jan-2007/news070128ab.htm


  2. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 1:35 pm

    Ground reality for the MQM have also changed. Grass root leadership is falling back and Stalwarts of Vested Interest are funding and stepping in for their “Ligustic Communal Interest”.

    Example is Mr. Tariq Vohra immediate cousin related to Ayjaz Shafi of PML The Guru of water tanker mafia Ghulam Nabi DHA Karachi is on HIS Reham o Karam


  3. MB (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 3:20 pm

    hang on hang on…

    @JAMAL
    Dude you please share more & explain it …


  4. llama (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 3:24 pm

    No grand plan in this country (or city) can ever succeeed untill the governments that come and go believe in its continuity. In Pakistan everything changes with the government; new ppl come into power with new ideas of “improvement” and they never carry out the previous govt’s plan. Their justification for this is: that everything the current govt was doing was corrupt, hence we need to change everything. Accepting and continuing any good work done by a previous govt is bad considered politics.

    Therefore my prognosis: Sindh Vision 2030 will never materialize because the powers that be will have sacrificed it for the individual good, rather than the greater good of the country.


  5. llama (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 3:26 pm

    typos:

    Their justification for this is: that everything the PREVIOUS govt was doing was corrupt, hence we need to change everything. Accepting and continuing any good work done by a previous govt is considered BAD politics.


  6. Kashif (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 12:55 am

    I used to work for an organization that has published so many visions for various districts of Pakistan. The result, GIGO.


  7. Ali (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 4:33 am

    As elections are coming….government will throw major plans and development projects. I dont doubt it either cause this government had done pretty much…if you compare with previous governments, but you dont know which project or plan will going to reach to complete.

    I don’t know how this city planning is been planned but, instead of making city more better looking(flyovers and underpasses) they should address basic problems like electricity and seawage ( i wonder if you ever pass through lyari river you will notice this) as we even dont have proper waste managament project or recycling.


  8. wasiq (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 5:06 am

    Govt Has Sindh…. is more politically correct don’t you think…?



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