Karachi, October 03, 2012 (PPI-OT): Chief Secretary Sindh Raja Muhammad Abbas has emphasized the Government Officers to ensure their best performance to serve the nation and develop the country adequately. He was addressing a meeting of the participants of 97th NMC (National management Course) on their visit to Sindh Secretariat on Tuesday. Raja Muhammad Abbas maintained that the Sindh Government is endeavoring to facilitate the people in providing their basic needs, specifically in the field of education, water and drainage, industrial development and clean drinking water on priority basis.
Additional Chief secretary Malik Asrar Husain briefed that; Planning and Development Department is facing the challenges of Poverty unemployment, water shortage, energy shortage, poor communications and poor human resources. He noted that Sindh is contributing 68% in Federal tax revenue , 80% in Custom Duty and 35% in Central Excise Duty of the country.
Secretary Coal and Energy Aijaz Ali Khan pointed out that the Thar Desert is one of the largest coal reserves estimated at 175 billion tones. He also elaborated the shortage of Fast Track Thar Coal Development and the Key energy issues.
Secretary Rehabilitation Hashim Raza Zaidi informed the visiting officers that over 13 lacs people were generally affected in the flood and rain, with 13,221 villages and 359771 houses. All out measures were being taken for smooth relief, thereof accordingly.
Those who attend, include Additional chief Secretary Home Arif Ahmed Khan, Secretary G.A. Mumtaz Ali Shah, Secretary Education Mukhtiar Soomro and others.
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