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Federal govt focusing on 14 Sindh districts under uplift plan: PM Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan. Image: File

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the federal government is focusing on 14 districts of Sindh under the Sindh Development Plan.

Chairing a high-level meeting to review the implementation of Rs444 billion Sindh Development Plan, the prime minister said, the objective is to improve the socioeconomic status of the residents of Sindh.

He directed that priority must be given to the less-developed and rural areas of Sindh to ensure prosperity. He regretted that the previous governments ignored the development of Sindh.

The premier directed the relevant departments to fast-track work on Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway and construction of sports complexes in Badin, Ghotki, Thar, Mirpurkhas, Tando Muhammad Khan, Hyderabad and Sanghar.

He also stressed transparency, quality of work and adherence to the timelines, while implementing the development plan.

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.

The meeting was informed that overall the Sindh Development Plan comprises 48 Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) projects, 50 non-PSDP projects and seven public-private partnership projects.

The government has approved 26 new PSDP projects and allocated financial resources for the fiscal year 2021/22.

Similarly, the Planning Commission has authorised Rs16.304 billion for eight federal government divisions and organisations.

Federal ministers Dr Fehmida Mirza, Asad Umar, Muhammad Hammad Azhar and other senior officials were present in the meeting.

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