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Mirpurkhas gets Rs.255 for Development

MIRIIURKHAS-District Nazim Mirpurkhas, Dr. Sughra Junejo has said that the district government had been allocated Rs. 255 million in the budget of current financial year 2006-7 to fulfil its promises to provide all basic development facilities to the people on doorsteps.

Addressing a meeting of District Council Mirpurkhas that was chaired by District Naib Nazim Dr Zafar Ahmed Kamali and held at Ghulam Nabi Shah Hall on Thursday, Sughra Junejo said government would provide basic facilities at the doorstep of citizens without any discrimination. She informed the meeting that the annual income of the district government was Rs.1.75 billion while its expenditure was almost equal to its income.

Sughra said that Rs.50 million was reserved for repairs and renovation of government buildings and R 19.5 million were for repairing and rehabilitation of roads in the district.

She added that 7 ladies waiting rooms, two in taluka Mirpurkhas, and one each in other talukas of the district would be constructed with the estimated cost of RS 2.3 million and their construction work would soon be started.

She said that an amount of Rs. 5 million was earmarked for repairing work of buildings of civil hospital Mirpurkhas and 285 development projects would be completed with the cost of Rs. 285 million in the district.

So far, as many as 181 schemes of them had so far been completed and ongoing work was continued on 104 development schemes. Sughra Junejo added that 4 new dialysis machines and an electric generator had been purchased with the cost of RS 6 million and installed in civil hospital Mirpurkhas to provide basic facilities to needful kidney patients.

She deplored that natural disaster occurred in the district in 2006, as 0.7 million population of the district was affected directly or indirectly due to heavy rainfall.

She said that 80 percent crops including cotton, chilli, vegeta­bles etc had been destroyed and 12 human lives were lost during the heavy rainfall in the district. She apprised that four Muslim employees and four Hindu employees of the district council were sent to perform Haj and Yatra on government expenses.

She added that 60 sewing machines were distributed to poor women for generating their own income. She added that Wednesday was fixed for hearing and solving the problems.

Mir Shahdad Talpure said that members of Awam Dost Panel should not be neglected and provided them equal share in development schemes for their respective areas.

Syed Ali Mardan Shah and Nawab Khaskheli demanded to start immediate work on the development schemes of Awam Dost Nazims.

Fatima Baloch said despite announcements of the Federal and Sindh government to give remission to the affected districts from natural disaster including heavy rainfall but agriculture taxes, land revenue, Aabiana and small loans were forcibly being received from the small growers.
Source: The Nation