Health, education sectors priority of Sindh govt: CM Qaim
KARACHI (DNA) : The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that Sindh government is keenly interested to improve the infrastructure and enhance the capacity building of health and education sector as such 100% development budget of these sectors has been increased this financial year.
The Chief Minister Sindh also lauded the valuable contribution of US government in this regard and said that by this gesture and cooperation the old bilateral and friendly relations would further strengthen both sides. This he observed while addressing ground breaking ceremony of Maternity Ward, being constructed with USAID at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Karachi Monday as Chief Guest.
Addressing the participants, he said United States was friend of Pakistan and it was not only this project which is being constructed with USAID of $6million but has already completed the construction of Gynae Ward at JPMC with aid of $ 3.4 million. He said that in addition to that the US is spending $387million to implement Maternal and Child Health (MCH) four year program which to be completed in 2018.
He, while lauding the services of the Consul General US Michael Dodman listed other projects in health, education and sanitation being funded by United States which include construction of Jacobabad Hospital at the cost of $10 million, construction of 120 beautiful schools at total cost of $165million and implementation on the municipal services delivery program with financial aid of $66million.
Later on the while talking the media men, he said that after 9/11 we are experiencing menace of terrorism and insurgency like situation because of wrong policies of dictators rule in Pakistan.
He said that though at present the Pak Army was fighting with terrorists under the Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan and we are fighting to terrorism with collaboration of Federal Government and other stakeholders here since last Sept.2013, but still it takes time to eliminate the terrorism completely from the country.
He said that this type of Terrorism had also been emerged in Sri Lanka but it took 30 years to eliminate. He said that these terrorists are well trained with latest arms and ammunitions, but instead of that the Sindh Police and Rangers have made remarkable achievement here in Karachi and even rate of target killing has been declined more than 60% as compared to last year. He said that we are committed to fully restore the peace, revive the old glories of Karachi and we are optimistic to achieve our goals.