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BALOCHISTAN GOVERNMENT DELEGATION CALLS ON CS SINDH.

 

KARACHI MARCH 12: Impressed with the success of IBA Sukkur University, a delegation of Balochistan government Thursday desired that Sindh Government should setup its campus in Naseerabad (Balochistan) and also grant scholarships to the students of Balochistan.

 

The delegation expressed such desire in a meeting with Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah held at his office on Thursday. A 3-member delegation of European Union also joined the meeting. Balochistan delegation consisted of MPA Ahmed Nawaz, Qadir Nahil, Ms. Shaheena Kakar, Ms. Mahjabeen and secretaries of local government and social welfare departments.

 

Sindh Chief Secretary briefed the Balochistan delegation on the provincial poverty reduction program, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, IBA Sukkur, Thar Coal and some other successful projects of Sindh government. He told them that seventy percent of the total employees at Thar Coal project are locals and the Thari women are now driving the heavy dumper trucks.

 

As regards NICVD, The Chief Secretary said that it offers free treatment and patients from across the country are availing this facility.

“Sindh government has also launched several road network projects on public-private partnership basis and is going to launch another such project of Malir River Expressway in Karachi,” he told.

 

Balochistan delegation wanted Sindh government to impart training to their youths also in coal technology, as their province also has coal reserves. Mumtaz Ali Shah assured them that youths from Balochistan would be imparted technical training.

 

The delegation said that a large number of Balochistan youths are studying in Karachi and they should be provided scholarships at IBA. They were also impressed by Sindh Poverty Reduction Program and desired similar program in Balochistan. The European Union delegation informed them that the EU is going to launch such program in Balochistan also.

 

The Balochistan representatives decided to hold meetings with Sindh Planning & Development Department Government of Sindh to seek more information on Poverty Reduction Program.

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