SUKKUR: A meeting of Sukkur Municipal Corporation and Union Councils representatives with Mayor Barrister Arslan Islam Shaikh discussed civic issues and took decisions for their resolution. Issues pertaining to establishment of Water Board in Sukkur, purchase of machinery and vehicles for UCs, running cleanliness campaigns and related matters came under talks. Members of UCs complained of shortage of water in Micro Colony, Newpind area, Chona Bhatta, Takkar Mohalla, Old Sukkur and others and on which Corporation decided to establish Water Board to meet demand of potable water in the city. Member of the Opposition Wazeer Mahar maintained that small level UC development schemes should be designed instead of envisaging mega projects. Deputy Mayor Tarique Chohan, disclosing issue of appointment of more than 300 sanitary staff, said that ghost employees were present in the department and they were not performing their respective duties. He sought approval for the removal of ghost sanitary staff. Mayor ordered inquiry into meter and deferred the issue to the next meeting. Meanwhile, Corporation has yet to finalise decision regarding inquiry being held to probe corruption of Rs 8.4 million on petrol head. Published in Daily Times, October 28th 2017.