Industrial zone being set up in Larkana at Rs.1 billion cost: Minister

Karachi, June 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): The industrial zone is being set up in Larkana at a cost of Rs 1 billion so as to create new employment opportunities at the local level. The Department of Industries and Commerce in collaboration with Karachi Water and Sewerage Board will also set up five treatment plants at Federal B Area, Super Highway Site, Landhi, Korangi and Lyari for treatment of contaminated water of industrial zones at a cost of Rs12 billion. This was stated by Provincial Minister for Industries and Commerce and Anti-Corruption Jam Ikramullah Dharejo while participating in the ongoing debate on Budget 2020-21 in the Sindh Assembly today.

He added: “The federal government has been treating Sindh like a stepmother. Industries are facing load shedding of gas and electricity. The federal government is not ready to give the provinces their due rights, while the Sindh government has spent Rs 2.5 billion in the last two years for the improvement of infrastructure in industrial zones and another Rs 1 billion has been allocated for the same purpose.”

Dharejo said that Sindh Anti-Corruption Department had taken effective steps to eradicate corruption from the province and for this purpose helpline 1414 had been introduced. He said that the establishment of a general university for students of his Ghotki district is the need of the time and hoped that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah would definitely consider it.

He said that the attitude of the federal government in the alarming situation of coronavirus is very disappointing and it is in its hostility to the Sindh government to prevent coronavirus. “The positive policies of the Sindh government have not been taken into account, which has resulted in a huge increase in the number of coronavirus patients in the country, as well as thousands of deaths,” he said while participating in the ongoing debate on Budget 2020-21 in the Sindh Assembly today. “Who is responsible for them?”

Dharejo slammed the federal government, saying that the frivolous policies of the federal government and the stupid statements of the federal ministers had confused the people about the coronavirus. Sometimes federal government opened the lockdown, sometimes closed it, he pointed out. The commerce minister said that the Sindh government had done a remarkable job by presenting a balanced budget in difficult circumstances which was commendable. Keeping in view the problems of government employees, the increase in their salaries was also a commendable step by the Sindh government.

For more information, contact:
Sindh Information and Archives Department
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401

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