KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to prioritise seven more important sectors/departments in the next Annual Development Plan (ADP-2014-150 to ensure the basic deliveries to the people of Sindh.
Besides, in addition to this special development packages and the budgetary provision for districts development programmes have also been made to develop the districts of interior Sindh at the par of developed cities of Sindh. A meeting presided over by Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah on guidelines for the next ADP 2014-15 was of the view steps should be taken for the development of the province.
Qaim said education, health, water, energy, works and services , public health engineering and special initiatives were sectors which were mostly responsible to deliver for the basic needs of the people were being prioritised.
He said it did not mean remaining department would be ignored but same would be financially strengthened as par their existing capacity and performance made in current financial year.
Additional Chief Secretary Planning and Development Mohammad Wasim and other officers and experts of planning and development department made threadbare sector wise discussion on the proposed schemes and annual allocations with reference to the performance of the departments.
Besides, the volume of seven especial development packages, district development programme, block allocation for flagship/mega priority schemes at taluka level and launching of Tharparkar Development Authority were also discussed in details.
Qaim was a view education was the first step towards the progress and prosperity of any nation. He said PPP government has always given priority to this sector and has gained remarkable achievement of qualitative education under its different programmes.
He said in addition to ADP, government was implementing foreign funded schemes basic education reform programme for better education at the cost of $155 million. He said under this scheme not only the capacity of the teaching community and their institution was being enhanced but the primary and secondary schools which had been damaged during flood 2010 and heavy rains in 2011 were being rehabilitated.
Besides those schools having low enrolment due to existing population in the area and having been near to each other were also being consolidated in a one but big comprehensive school building with all learning facilities.
Qaim said establishment of education city in Karachi was also a big steps where world reputed educational organisations/universities either establishing their campuses or entering in joint venture with public and private educational organizations. Similarly the number of Cadet College, engineering colleges/ universities was also being increased in interior Sindh to ensure qualitative and technical education. He said only this but innovative organisation of the Sindh.
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