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Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing a ceremony in Sukkur, on April 16, 2021.

SUKKUR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday announced a massive Rs440 billion package for 14 under-developed districts of Sindh, saying the effects of the investment will be visible within a month.

His remarks came as he addressed a ceremony in connection with the government's flagship Kamyab Jawan initiative in Sukkur this afternoon.

Aimed at the socio-economic development of the districts, the package envisages the construction of Nai Gaj dam for the irrigation of 28,800 acres of land and the 306-kilometre long Sukkur-Hyderabad motorway.

Under the scheme, rehabilitation of 200,000 acres of land will provide livelihood opportunities for the people.

The package will also ensure gas supply to 160 villages and further provide 30,000 annual electricity connections. Improving power transmission to help reduce line losses and outages is also part of the scheme.

As part of the education reforms, the ratio of higher education will be brought to 52 per cent. Moreover 14 passport offices will also be upgraded under the package.
 

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Pakistan completed a 15-day trial run of the K9 pure electric bus recently in Karachi.
Co-produced by China's leading new energy vehicle manufacturer BYD and its Pakistani partners,
it is the first pure electric bus in Pakistan and the 1st formal commercial vehicle in Sindh Province.


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KARACHI: Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah approved on Tuesday Rs17.7 billion to buy eight snorkels, fire tenders, refuse trucks, tractors and trolleys for Sindh’s local bodies.

He took this decision while presiding over a meeting here at CM House. The meeting was attended by Local Government Minister Nasir Husain Shah and relevant officials.

The local government department presented a proposal to purchase eight snorkels for extinguishing fires in high-rise buildings.

The chief minister was told that eight snorkels, each one 35 metres long, would be purchased for the divisional headquarters — three for Karachi, one each for the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Nawabshah, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas and Larkana divisions.

The local government minister told the chief minister that tenders for the purchase of snorkels had been floated. He added that the snorkels were needed for all divisional headquarters. At this the chief minister said that Rs1.5bn would be made available in the next financial year.

The LG minister further informed the meeting that the municipal committees had to transport garbage collected in their respective areas to their landfill sites, therefore, 102 tractors and trolleys were required and the purchase would cost Rs4.1bn.

The chief minister, in principle, approved the proposal and directed the finance department to make the amount available at the start of the next financial year.

The local government department presented another scheme for the purchase of 89 fire tenders for different municipal committees.

The local government minister said that most of the municipal committees were in need of fire tenders for firefighting.

Murad Ali Shah approved Rs2.8bn for purchase of 89 fire tenders to be provided to the municipal committees all over Sindh.

The chief minister approved another proposal of the local government department under which 115 refuse trucks would be purchased for Rs9.3bn in the next financial year.

Murad Ali Shah directed the LG minister to activate the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and the DMCs to clean their major nullahs. “The monsoon season is approaching, therefore, desilting of major nullahs should be started shortly,” he said.

Published in Dawn, April 21st, 2021
 

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Prime Minister Imran Khan had on April 16 unveiled a historic development package worth Rs446bn to develop backward areas of the PPP-led Sindh through power supply, irrigation, sports and communication projects.

The package features restoration of 200,000 acres of agricultural land, upgrading of 14 passports offices, construction of the Nai Gaj dam to irrigate around 28,800 acres, 306-kilometre Sukkur-Hyderabad motorway, gas supply to 160 villages and annual 30,000 new power connections in the neglected districts.

Under the package, Rs52bn would be spent on power and gas supply to the deprived areas and Rohri; and the Hyderabad’s railway stations would be upgraded. The federal government has also decided to complete the Nai Gaj dam project after the Sindh government refused to do its part. Similarly, some 100,000 youth in 14 preferred districts would be imparted skill training; and sports facilities would be developed for the benefit of 130,000 youth, 35,000 of them female.

The package would also ensure introduction of 3G and 4G internet services for 3.7 million people and optic fibre connectivity for 1.2m.
 

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KElectric is getting 900MW additional Power. Port Qasim, Karachi

Imran Ismail, Governor of Sindh, paid a visit to K-Bin Electric's Qasim Power Station-III (BQPS-III) project to check on the new addition to Karachi's power grid.

The $650 million BQPS-III project would add 900 MW of generation capacity to #KE's existing network. This massive project is moving forward thanks to near partnership between leading engineering firms and KE to achieve a common vision of empowering Karachi.

Work is moving along quickly, with the first 450 MW unit nearing completion and scheduled to be operational in the next 5 to 6 weeks. RLNG will be the primary fuel source for the high-efficiency plant.
 

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Did you know Pakistan is the world’s fifth-largest producer of dates?
Spread out over 75,000 acres, more than 50 percent of dates are produced in the province of Sindh. Within Sindh, 85% of production comes from Khairpur.
Khaipur’s dates are in high demand both in local & international markets. During the 2019-20 season, Pakistan exported $107.4 million worth of fresh & dried dates to many countries, including the U.S.
 

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Pertaining to the rising spread of COVID-19 in the province, a power plant in Sindh has carried out a successful experiment of making the life-saving gas, on Monday.

A meeting headed by Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah was told that the life-saving oxygen gas was being made at Jamshoro power plant. All the stages of oxygen preparation and testing have been completed successfully, the meeting was told.

Sindh will become the first province that would provide medical oxygen prepared at a power plant to the hospitals.

Speaking on the occasion, Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah said that the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) in its report declared the oxygen fit for medical use. He maintained that the power companies can produce oxygen gas by the process of electrolysis.
The CM said that his government will support and encourage the power plant in producing life-saving gas.

Earlier on May 4, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah had announced that the oxygen plant at Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) could be made operational in three months with an amount of Rs 1 billion.
 

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Pakistani government and K-Electric have agreed to resolve a long-standing payment dispute, paving the way for the sale of KE to Shanghai Electric Power
 

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Sindh inks MoU to establish forensic lab in Karachi

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KARACHI: The Sindh government on Monday signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with National Engineering Services (NESPAK) for the establishment of the Sindh Forensic Science Laboratory in Karachi.


According to details, 30-acre land has been allocated for the lab at Deh Joreji, Bin Qasim. The possession of the land was also given to the project director.

The establishment of the lab would cost Rs2.66 billion against whereas Rs10 million have already been allocated. The home department through a competitive process has appointed NESPA as its consultant for the project.





The lab, after its establishment, would have the facilities of audio-visual analysis, computer forensic, crime scene and death scene investigation, DNA and serology, forensic photography, narcotics, toxicology, trace chemistry, polygraph, firearms and tool marks, latent fingerprints, pathology, questioned documents and explosive Lab.

Currently, the provincial police have Forensic/DNA facilities in Karachi, Hyderabad and Larkana.
Apart from these facilities, such facilities have been established by the University of Karachi and LUMHS Jamshoro in their premises. The chief minister directed chief secretary Mumtaz Shah to personally look after the process of the establishment of a state-of-art laboratory

The signing ceremony was also attended by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary P&D Shireen Narejo, Secretary Law Dr Mansoor Rizvi, Special secretary Home Sohail Qureshi, Vice President NESPA Arif Changezi, Principal Architect NESPAK Arif Khan, Principal Engineer NESPA Rashid Hussain and other concerned.
 

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In order to promote healthy sporting activities amongst students Sindh Govt has established a beautiful cricket ground with flood lights, football ground & athletics field at the main campus of NED University Karachi.



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Sindh to start World Bank-assisted project next month

Aim is to energise 200,000 rural homes using solar power

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The Sindh government is going to start from next month a World Bank-assisted project to energise 200,000 homes in far-flung rural areas of the province using solar power.Image Credit: Reuters


Karachi: The Sindh government is going to start from next month a World Bank-assisted project to energise 200,000 homes in far-flung rural areas of the province using solar power.

The decision to this effect was reached as Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah chaired a meeting here at the CM House.

The project will be implemented in the districts of Khairpur, Sanghar, Badin, Ghotki, Jacoabad, Kashmore, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Tharparkar, Sujawal, and Umerkot.

The project is being initially launched in the districts of Sanghar and Khairpur. The vendors of the project in the two districts has been selected by the government.

In each of the district, 20,000 homes will be energised using the solar power. The total cost of the project is Rs four billion.

Sindh Chief Minister highlighted the aspect of the project that it would ensure uninterrupted power supply to the destitute people of the rural areas.


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He said that such households should be selected as the beneficiaries of the project, which didn’t earlier have regular electric supply and that also lacked the capability to get the regular power connection.

Each of the selected household will be given a Solar Home System (SHS) comprising of PVC Solar Plates, a lithium-ion battery, three LED bulbs, a DC fan, and a port for charging the cellular phone. The 50 per cent cost of the SHS will be borne by the Sindh government while rest 50 per cent will be paid by the recipient household.

The 60 per cent recipient households of the project will be such families whose head is a female while 40 per cent selected households will be those where a male member heads the family.

The initiative to solarise 200,000 homes in rural Sindh is one of the components of the World Bank-funded US $ 100 million Sindh Solar Energy Project with the aim to increase solar power generation in the province. The other components of the project include development of solar parks and utilising rooftops of the public sector buildings in Karachi and Hyderabad for solar power production.
 

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