Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has claimed to start massive development projects after restoration of peace in Karachi, saying that while the country is facing severe load shedding of electricity the Pakistan Peoples Party has started coal mining in Thar area under public-private partnership.
Speaking to the officers of Pakistan Navy on the Inland Study Tour of the Staff Course, he said, Sindh was a land of Sufis where sectarian or ethnic differences did not exist. He said law and order situation in the province was earlier disturbed when dead bodies were found on roadside in bags and targeted killings and extortion were the norm. At that time, people had to travel on highways under special police protection, but the PPP government had restored peace in the province.
He said despite massive hinderances, the provincial govt started electricity generation projects using Thar Coal and now the province was providing 660 megawatts of electric power to national gride every day, He said Sindh was also producing 1,000 megawatts electricity through its wind corridor. He added that the total capacity of this corridor was 50,000 megawatts.
Regarding the health sector he said, Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) had been upgraded where treatment of cancer by cyber knife, a costly treatment in many other countries, was free for all.
He also pointed out that the Gambat Hospital was considered the best medical facility in the country for lever transplants, where over 5,000 transplants have been handled so far. He also hailed the Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplant (SIUT) saying Dr Adeeb Rizvi has made it a state-of-the-art facility.
The Sindh chief minister said that the Federal Board of Revenue could collect only 24 billion rupees in taxes from 2013 to 2021 from Sindh province, but now Sindh Revenue Board has collected 130 billion rupees tax in just one year.