Sindh Chief Minister meets Portugal, Canadian envoys

Karachi, January 30, 2020 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in his meeting with Portugal Ambassador Paulo Neves Pocunho has decided to invite Portuguese football coaches to professionally train football players of Lyari. The Ambassador of Portugal called on Sindh Chief Minister here on Thursday at CM House and discussed football, renewable energy and education exchange programmes with him.


The chief minister said that the children of Lyari were fond of Football and have good teams. “But, I want to get them trained professionally so that they can play professional international matches,” he said. The visiting diplomat agreed to invite football coaches to Karachi. The CM directed Sindh Sport Department to invite Portuguese coaches officially.


In the meeting, both agreed to start students exchange programmes for different graduates and post graduate courses. The chief minister directed University and Boards Department to coordinate with the Ambassador so that it could be implemented mutually. The chief minister said that the Portugal had a latest technology for generating renewable energy. He said that Sindh had a vast wind corridor which had the capacity of generating 50,000 MW but so far, we had been able to generate only 1200 MW.


Shah said that there was an issue of evacuation of the renewable energy for which his government had formed grid company. The ambassador said that the Portugues firms would love to work in renewable energy, wind and solar with Sindh government. Therefore, the investment and energy departments were assigned the task to coordinate with the ambassador.


The chief minister presented his shield, ajrak and Sindhi cap to the ambassador. Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah also met with Canadian High Commissioner Ms Wendy Gilmour here at CM House. The meeting was also attended by Behram Avari. The ambassador discussed educational programmes going on in Sindh with the assistance of the Canadian government. The ambassador also offered to launch Mother-Child Health Programme in three districts, Badin, Shadadkot and Thar.


The chief minister said that in rural areas, women hard work more than the men. “Our women have contributed a lot to development of national economy, particularly the rural economy,” he said and added early childhood marriages was a social issue against which his government had enacted the laws. Shah also presented his shield and ajrak to the visiting guest.


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