KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the law Enforcement Agencies (LEA), particularly Rangers have played most effective role in restoration of peace in the city.
This he said while talking to DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar who called on him here at the Cm House today.
He said that the political will of the PPP government, unflinching support of the people of Karachi and untiring work and sacrifices of law enforcement agencies have translated into peaceful Karachi. “Our work has not come to an end but we have to make it sustainable through our collective wisdom and strategy,” he said.
DG Ranger Major General Bilal Akbar briefed the chief minister on the targeted operation, operation against terrorists, recent high profile arrests and future strategies as were discussed and decided in the last Apex Committee meeting.
They also discussed the securities plan for Chehlum.
DIPLOMATS CALL ON CM
CM urges British envoy for Sukkur Barrage rehabilitation
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the Sukkur Barrage constructed by British engineers has completed its life. Now, his government was working to rehabilitate it and by the time planning for constructing new barrage is underway.
He was talking to British High Commissioner Mr Thomas Drew who met him here at the CM House.
He said that Sukkur Barrage was the lifeline of agro-economy of the province. The Sindh government has been repairing it time to time but “everything has its life and now its life is over but even then it is quite strong and irrigates lands of big and small growers and also extinguishing the thirst of people, animal and birds living in its command area.
Sharing the break through the chief minister said that the World Bank has conducted study for its rehabilitation of the barrage which would enhance its life for another 20 to 30 years. “Simultaneously, we are seriously exploring the avenues to arrange funds and construct new one for future requirement,” he said.
The British high commissioner said that it was really a unique barrage and should be rehabilitated. “We would support you whatever we could do for it,” he said.
The ambassador also discussed education and health sectors with the chief minister and assured him their full support.
Deputy High Commissioner Ms Belinda Lewis was also present in the meeting.
FRENCH AMBASSADOR MEET CM
French Ambassador Ms Martine Dorance meet along with consul general held a meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and discussed archeology, education, health and even Sufis of Sindh with him. She presented a copy of book on archeological and Sufis of Sindh.
She showed interest in the renewable energy in Sindh and told the chief minister that a French Company was working in Gharo to install wind power plant. She said that the business men of France would visit Pakistan shortly and she would bring them to Karachi.
She congratulated the chief minister on restoring peace in the city and his hard work for development.
UAE CONSUL GENERAL MEET CM
THE UAE CONSUL GENERAL IN KARACHI Mr Naseer Huwaiden Al Ketbi had a cup of tea with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at CM House today and invited him for 45 National Day of UA.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has congratulated Qamarzaman Kaira and Nadeem Afzal Chan on their election as President and Secretary General of PPP Punjab.
The chief minister said that both the leaders were genuine party workers and have deep routes among the masses. “They political people and organize the party in Punjuab,” he said.
Syed Murad Ali Shah also congratulated PPP leadership, Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and President Asif Ali Zardari for electing genuine party leaders for Punjab.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah expressing his deep grief and sorrow on the sad demise of ANP leader Haji Adeel Khan said that he was a true political person. “I have worked with him in the National Finance Commission and found him to be loyal with his people, party and homeland. With his death the country has lost a true political person who despite many pressures and lures never changed his loyalties and proved to be honest politician.