Zubair seeks private sector's help for underdeveloped areas

Published: April 2, 2018
Mohammad Zubair. PHOTO: REUTERS

Mohammad Zubair. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: If the current federal government is re-elected, it will strive to transform rural areas of Sindh such as Thar with the help of the private sector.

Governor Mohammad Zubair said this on Sunday during a meeting with an eight-member delegation of the Green Crescent Trust (GCT) led by its chief executive officer Zahid Saeed at Governor House. The government could resolve backwardness, poverty, and illiteracy in under-privileged areas like Thar with the assistance of charitable organisations like the GCT, Zubair added.

The delegation informed the governor that the organisation had been running a network of 160 schools in remote and underdeveloped areas of Sindh, in which as many as 33,000 students were enrolled.

The GCT had been working on a plan to increase enrolment to over 100,000 by the end of 2020. Zubair lauded the organisation for its services in the education sector.

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He said the government required support of the private sector to fulfil its basic obligations in areas of health, education, and civic infrastructure. He was of the view that residents of underprivileged areas in Sindh like Thar could get necessary facilities only if philanthropists helped the government in its efforts.

Zubair remarked that last month he went to Mithi to inaugurate the GCT’s 160th purpose-built school. He told the delegation that he was impressed by the school and services provided by the organisation.

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