Sindh Development Plan of Rs.444 billion has been reviewed by the Prime Minister Imran khan, to improve the socio-economic status of Sindh.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said Friday that under the Sindh Development Plan of the federal government, the uplift of 14 districts was a priority. Chairing a high-level meeting to review implementation of Rs444 billions Sindh Development Plan, he said the objective was to improve the socio-economic status of the residents of Sindh. The prime minister directed that priority must be given to less-developed and rural areas of Sindh to ensure prosperity. He regretted that the previous governments ignored the development of Sindh.
The prime minister directed the concerned departments to fast-track work on Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway and construction of sports complexes in Badin, Ghotki, Thar, Mirpur Khas, Tando Muhammad Khan, Hyderabad and Sanghar.
He also stressed transparency, quality of work and adherence to timelines while implementing Sindh Development Plan.
The Sindh Development plan includes projects related to roads and motorways, housing, Information Technology and Telecom, water resources, health, higher education, vocational training, disaster management, railways, energy and establishment of sports facilities.
The meeting was informed that overall the Sindh Development Plan comprised 48 Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) projects, 50 non PSDP projects and seven public-private partnership projects. The government has approved 26 new PSDP projects and allocated financial resources for fiscal year 2021-22. An amount of Rs 16.304 billion has been authorised by Planning Commission for eight federal government divisions and organizations.
The meeting was attended by federal ministers Dr Fehmida Mirza, Asad Umar, Muhammad Hammad Azhar and senior officials.
The prime minister underlined the importance of realizing full potential in diverse areas to achieve common goals and objectives.
He also reiterated Pakistan’s strong commitment to timely completion of Trans-Afghan railway project.
Prime Minister Imran Khan hoped that peace and stability in Afghanistan would help advance connectivity agenda leading to regional prosperity.
Also, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday directed the members of National and Provincial Assemblies to work for the welfare and betterment of masses with particular focus on the poor.
The Prime Minister was talking to the Members of National and Provincial Assemblies as well as the office bearers of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), who called on him here.