Enormous resources exist in Pakistan: provincial minister

Web DeskWeb Editor

14th Aug, 2021. 08:37 pm
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KARACHI: Pakistan is one of the few lucky countries in the world in terms of resources where all the blessings are available, but despite 75 years of independence, it is in debt and behind the world, a provincial government official said on Saturday.

Addressing at a flag hoisting ceremony held at the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (Kati) on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day, Information, Labour and Sindh Manpower Minister Saeed Ghani said that Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, especially PPP under the leadership of its Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had always believed in industrialisation.

Ghani congratulated the country and the nation on the Independence Day and said that the elected representatives in Pakistan did not get the powers they should have got. Pakistan is going through a tough time.

“We should think more about our performance than the role of others. [The] nations develop only by respecting and abiding the law and constitution.”

The provincial information minister said, “As a nation, we have failed to fulfill our responsibilities, but time has not passed yet, every year Independence Day gives us a chance to reform ourselves and see what we did not do last year.”

“With self-improvement, we can make progress,” Ghani said, adding that the government is providing all-possible facilities for the promotion of industrialisation and the Sindh government’s priority is that if industries are set up then prosperity will come to the country, unemployment will be eliminated, resulting in a developed and wealthy country.

Earlier, Kati president Saleem-uz-Zaman congratulated the nation on the Independence Day and said that education and industrial revolution are of utmost importance for the development of any country.

He thanked the Sindh government for its full support in the industrial development of Karachi.

Zaman said that these are the directives of the leadership, including S M Muneer, patron-in-chief of Kati, to always strive for the development of industries, which is why Kati is the most successful industrial area of Karachi.

He said: “The Covid-19 took our senior and valuable members apart from us, which is why Kati, in collaboration with the Sindh government, is fighting war against the Covid-19.

The Kati president said he was happy to announce that Kati had vaccinated more than 75,000 employees in collaboration with the District Health and the government of Sindh.

Kite Ltd CEO Zubair Chhaya said that the focus on employment, national income and foreign exchange was essential for the economic growth, adding that industrialisation in Karachi was essential.

The police, Rangers, citizens, especially the Pakistan Army have made immense sacrifices for the sake of the country and the nation. It is clear that India is the enemy and the situation in Afghanistan is worrisome.

“We must move forward as a nation, forgetting all our differences,” he said.

Welcoming all the participants, Farhan-ur-Rehman, chairman, Kati Event Committee, said that Saeed Ghani cooperated at every opportunity.

“We celebrate independence every year, but after that day we forget our responsibilities,” he said, adding: “We have to live up to our responsibilities.”

He said all the members are united for the development of the country under the leadership of S M Muneer.

Korangi deputy commissioner M B Raja Dharijo and Zaki Sharif also addressed the function.

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