Prime Minister announces launch of a new phase of development in Sindh

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday announced launch of a new phase of development in Sindh and vowed to bring modern basic facilities for its neglected rural areas. Addressing a large public gathering here the prime minister announced a number of development projects for Thatta, Sajawal and Tando Mohammad Khan aimed at building better road network, healthcare facilities and provision of electricity and natural gas.

He said the federal government would spend Rs 1.1 billion for the development of these areas. He said though it was the duty of provincial government to provide basic facilities; however it would be his privilege to serve his people, across the country.

The prime minister vowed ‘reconstruction’ of the province to provide better facilities to the people. He announced construction of a 500-bed hospital in Thatta, launch of his healthcare card scheme for Thatta, Sajawal and Tando Mohammad Khan, provision of electricity and natural gas for district Sajawal and Thatta.

“I do what I say. I am not one of those who listen to demands and forget. I am here with my entire team, to deliver,” the prime minister said. He said the federal government had already launched its Health Care Card Scheme in Islamabad Capital Territory, Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan, FATA and Balochistan, however the governments of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said they would launch their own health care schemes.

He, however, announced the scheme for the poor people of Thatta, Sajawal and Tando Mohammad Khan so that they could get free medical treatment. He, referring to the issue of land erosion by the Sea, announced construction of a protection dam for Thatta, Sajawal and Badin and said it would have long term positive impact for the entire region, adding he had already directed a feasibility study for the project.

The prime minister also directed the National Highway Authority for construction of Gharro-Keti Bandar Road and announced release of Rs 500 million for the project. He said funds for construction of 50 kms of farm to city roads would also be provided by the federal government. He also announced Rs 200 million each for Thatta and Sajawal and to cater to their road, sanitation and sewerage systems.

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