Karachi, September 26, 2019 (PPI-OT): Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Geoffrey Shaw called on Sindh Minister for Information and Archives and Labour Saeed Ghani at his office on Wednesday. The meeting discussed bilateral relations and foreign investment in various sectors in Pakistan, especially in Sindh. Speaking on the occasion, the Australian High Commissioner informed the Provincial Minister of Information that a delegation of traders from Sindh province would be visiting Australia next month. He said that the members of the delegation of Sindh traders would submit their suggestions about the possibilities of investment in Sindh after visiting different sectors in Australia and meeting with Australian investors.
Australian High Commissioner also invited Sindh Minister for Information Saeed Ghani to visit Australia. The Australian High Commissioner told the provincial minister that in the recent past Australian investors had invested in the agriculture sector in Sindh. While the discussions were going on for possibilities of investment in other sectors as well, he added. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister for Information and Labour Saeed Ghani informed Dr. Geoffrey Shaw about the steps taken by the Sindh government in various sectors for the welfare of the people of the province and in particular about enhancing the scope of social security under Labour Department.
He told the Australian High Commissioner that about 6.5 lacs labourers in Sindh province were currently registered with the Social Security Institution. All these lobourers were being provided with education, health, housing and other facilities, he said. Provincial Minister said that it was the vision of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as well as Pakistan Peoples Party’s manifesto that everyone who worked in Sindh province should be provided with social security services.
“Our slogan is that social protection is for everyone and we will ensure that.” Saeed Ghani added. Under the Public Private Partnership, other countries, including China, had also invested in farming and other sectors, including power projects in the Thar area of Sindh province, Saeed Ghani told the Australian High Commissioner. He said that there were still opportunities to invest in de-selenization and sewage treatment plants in the province.
For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401