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Sindh Chief Minister reviews development portfolio

Karachi, August 04, 2016 (PPI-OT):Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that development of the province is his dream and this the right time to make his dream realized. “Rs200 billion is pretty good amount enough to make Sindh developed, neat, clean and green province, therefore every one of you, the cabinet and the bureaucracy and civil society, has to has to work in accordance with the injunctions of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah too work, work and work.”

This he said while presiding over a meeting on development portfolio of education, health, local government and Works and Services and to review the releases at New Sindh Secretariat today. The meeting was attended by provincial ministers, Dr Sikander Mendhro, Jam Mehtab Dahar, chief secretary Siddique Memon, Principal Secretary Alamuddin Bullo and others.

He said that enough funds are available to implement the entire Rs200 ADP but “only constructions of roads, schools, hospitals was not my objective but I want their quality structure and want to functionalise them just after completion of the schemes.,” he said and directed all the departments to submit PC-IV so that necessary staff (SNE) could be made available for the schemes, otherwise construction of buildings was not a big deal.

Additional Chief Secretary (Dev) Mohammad Waseem briefing the chief minister said that he had received 14 PC-I of the development schemes being launched under Rs10 billion Karachi package. On Friday as per directives of the chief minister technical committee has been convened to approve them. The chief minister said that he would be apprised about the progress of shifting of utilities next week. Secretary Education Syed Mumtaz Shah said that 351 scheme in six different sector have been launched against an allocation of Rs13 billion.

Out of 351 schemes, 140 are on-going and 211 new. Replying to a question he said that 33 schemes would be completed this year against an allocation of Rs1682.262 million for which 100 releases have been assured in two instalments. He added that 63 schemes of Rs2.42 billion would be completed during the next financial year for which 50 percent releases have been assured. He added that Rs4.16 billion development budget has been released so far which is unprecedented in history.

Talking about the six sector the secretary education Syed Mumtaz Shah said that there are RS1.3 billion 94 schemes of elementary education, Rs221 million nine schemes of teachers’ education; Rs446.2 million four schemes of Sindh Education Foundation; Rs4.8 billion 118 schemes of secondary education, Rs4.5 billion 75 schemes of college side and Rs1.5 billion 51 scheme of different categories. The chief minister directed the education department to be vigilant on the progress of uplift works, otherwise you would be hold responsible.

Secretary Works and services Aijz Memon said that there were Rs9 billion 613 schemes, including 602 of highways and 11 of buildings being executed by his department. He said that during 2014-15, 607 kilometre roads were constructed against a cost of Rs9.9 billion. On this chief minister directed ACS (Dev) to conduct physical inspection of each and every road and then submit a report.

He said that the works department during 2015-16 constructed 363 kilometres roads, improved/repaired 555 kilometres, constructed 13 bridges. The chief minister directed the works and Service department to activate all its engineers for quality work and timely completion.

Secretary Health Ahmed Bux Narejo in his briefing said that their development portfolio stands at Rs14 billion for 146 schemes, including 89 on-going and 57 new. There is an Rs7.6 billion capital and Rs6.35 billion revenue components. The chief minister directed Minister Health Dr Sikandar Mendhro to personally monitor purchase of equipments. “You are doctors and know better than me the importance of good equipments.

The chief minister said that he follows the directives of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah to work, work and work and this is the time `I would urge all of you not seek leave and strengthen my hands to serve Sindh and deliver to the people of Sindh – this may be deemed as ban on leave but would be granted in case of necessary.

He directed the chief secretary to include a column of `interest in development works’ in the ACRs of officers. “I would never give good ACR to an officer who did not take interests in uplift works of his department,” this is loud and clear for everyone here.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Allah Bachayo Memon
Press Secretary
Chief Minister House
Tel: +92-21-99202019
Cell: +92-300-3524057 (Ext: 336)
Website: www.cmsindh.gov.pk

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