KARACHI: Development should be encouraged in the rural parts of the province to materialize the dream of progress and prosperity in Sindh, Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah said at a meeting on Tuesday at Chief Minister House that was called to review the economic and rural development projects of the province.
The CM directed the secretary of industries and commerce to have the proposed policies for the development projects in Kotri, Nooriabad and Larkana approved. Elected representatives should form management boards to run market committees more effectively, said Shah while expressing his discontent over the committee performance.
Farmers and traders should be facilitated by these market committees, he said, adding that the agriculture produce market act and the Sindh seed corporation act will also be tabled in the current Sindh Assembly session. The performance of a number of provincial departments and their programs, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), as well as the computerisation of land records in Sindh were also discussed at the meeting.
Published in the Express Tribune, May 26th, 2010.