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Govt to launch uplift projects in 14 Sindh districts as part of development plan: PM

PM Imran Khan

PM Imran Khan reviews implementation of Rs444 billion Sindh Development Plan during a meeting. Image: Radio Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a high-level meeting in Islamabad on Saturday to review the implementation of the Rs444 billion Sindh Development Plan and directed to expedite the pace of development projects work in Sindh.

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.

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Twenty-six new PSDP projects had been approved and financial resources allocated for the fiscal year 2021-22, the meeting was told according to Radio Pakistan.

The forum was also apprised that Rs16.304 billion had been authorized by the planning commission for eight federal government divisions and organizations.

During the meeting, the premier said that the aim of the Sindh Development plan was to uplift the socio-economic status of the residents of 14 priority districts of the province.

He also directed the concerned departments to fast-track work on the Hyderabad-Sukkur motorway, and construction of sports complexes in Badin, Ghotki, Thar, Mirpur Khas, Tando Muhammad Khan, Hyderabad and Sanghar.

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Several members of parliament, provincial assemblies and party officials also called on PM Imran in the capital today and discussed political issues and development projects in their respective constituencies.

The premier asked directed them to work for the welfare of people, especially the poor as their priority.

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