Government to provide 15,000 tractors to growers on reduced rates: Qaim
SUKKUR: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday said the Pakistan People’s Party has always worked for the welfare of people. He said last year we provided 6,000 tractors to growers on subsidized rates and this year, 15,000 tractors would be provided.
Talking to media men in Tando Allahyar, he said Rs230 billion had been allocated for development projects in Sindh this year, out of which, Rs 160 billion would be received from the NFC Award as the province’s share.
Qaim said priority would be given to education and health sectors and budget under these heads was being increased year by year. Earlier, presiding a special cabinet meeting in Tando Allahyar, the chief minister said that development scheme worth around Rs2,500 million would be completed for the Tando Allahyar district through the Sindh government during 2012-13.
He said that remodeling of the Naseer Irrigation project would be carried out to address the water shortage and facilitate the growers. Besides, a separate federal-funded canal-cum-lining project was also being implemented to ensure smooth water supply for the crops.
Qam said the PPP government provided jobs to 100,000 youths in Sindh, trained 160,000 youths in different trades, provided 70,000 acres of land to landless women, launched the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Income Support Programme providing Rs350,000 as financial assistance to each unemployed individual.
He said the Thar coal project was a mega project which will not only benefit Sindh but also Pakistan. He said that it was because of President Zardari that cabinet meetings were being conducted at each Sindh district headquarters to ascertain and resolve the public issues.
He announced establishment of seven new police stations in Tando Allahyar and Bilawal Bhutto Public School at Jhimpir. Qaim Ali Shah constituted a two-member committee, comprising Jam Mehtab Dehar and Muzaffar Shujra, to probe into the matter of non-completion of 23 kilometers road scheme, directing the committee to submit its report within a week.