Monday, December 4, 2023

Imran Khan grants Rs 446bn for Sindh development

Prime Minister Imran Khan will grant a mega-development package for Sindh, worth Rs 446 billion during his one-day visit to Sukkur today (Friday).

This package adds to the Rs 1100 billion previously announced for the Karachi Transformation Plan, announced by the prime minister last year, Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry said in a tweet.

The minister added that the next two years will be for development in Sindh province. Moreover, He said that the current government is making every effort to remove the poverty of the people of Sindh.

As per details, the mega-development package provides for the construction of the Nai Gaj dam, which will help irrigate 28,800 acres of land, as well as the construction of a 306-km Sukkur-Hyderabad motorway.

Two hundred thousand acres of land will also be rehabilitated, which will create livelihood opportunities for people.

According to the package, gas supplies will be provided to 160 villages in the district which have no gas, while the provision of 30,000 annual electricity connections is also part of it. With the package, the electricity transmission system will improve, which will help to reduce losses and interruptions in the line.

Besides it, reforms in the education sector are also part of the package in which the proportion of higher education will be reduced to 52 percent in the province, while the teacher-student ratio will be reduced to 1:20.

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