Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed the center would uplift 14 districts under the Rs444 billion Sindh Development Plan. Under the plan, the federal government will prioritize rural areas of Sindh.
He made the comments while chairing a meeting to review the implementation of the development plan. Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Asad Umar, Muhammad Hammad Azhar, and senior officers attended the meeting as well.
The prime minister directed the concerned departments to fast-track work on Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway and construction of sports complexes in Badin, Ghotki, Thar, Mirpur Khas, Tando Muhammad Khan, Hyderabad, and Sanghar.
Important to note, the Sindh Development plan includes projects related to roads and motorways, housing, Information Technology and Telecom, water resources, health, higher education, vocational training, disaster management, railways, energy, and establishment of sports facilities.
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PM Imran Khan also regretted how the previous governments ignored the development of Sindh. On several occasions, the PTI government lambasted Sindh’s ruling party PPP for the province’s dire conditions despite thirteen years of governance. Ministers also blamed PPP for food inflation in the country.
PM Khan blames Sindh govt for flour, fertilizer crisis
Earlier, PM Imran Khan lashed out at the Sindh government for not taking action against hoarders in the province. He noted that the rates were highest in Karachi as the Sindh government had not taken action against hoarders.
Furthermore, the PM called for an immediate crackdown on fertilizer hoarders. He also demanded action against them under anti-profiteering and anti-hoarding laws.
He also warned the Sindh government of intervention by the Federal government.
“In case, Sindh government did not take effective measures against these criminals, the federal government might intervene under relevant legal provisions to compensate for the inaction of the provincial government against hoarders,” PM had said.
According to PM Khan, inaction by the Sindh government adversely affected the supply and prices of fertilizer throughout Pakistan.