Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah decided to invite Portuguese football coaches to train budding footballers of Lyari.
According to reports, he decided this as he met Portuguese Ambassador Paulo Neves Pocinho at the CM House.
The two discussed football, renewable energy, and education exchange programmes.
Shah told Pocinho about the passion and talent of Lyari’s young footballers, adding that they could make a mark on the international stage if given professional training.
“I want to provide them professional training so that they can perform at the highest level,” he said.
When Pocinho expressed interest in the idea, Shah directed the provincial sports department to send an official invitation to Portuguese coaches to help train the young athletes.
Moreover, they both agreed to initiate student exchange programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate students of different disciplines.
Shah also showed interest in Portugal’s latest technology for producing renewable energy.
He informed Pocinho about Sindh’s wind corridor.
The ambassador stated that Portuguese companies would like to work in the renewable energy sector with the Sindh government.
Pocinho offered to launch a mother-child health programme in Badin, Thar. and Qambar-Shahdadkot.