KARACHI: The British government will start youth development training programmes and provide jobs to young people of the province, said UK High Commisioner Adam Thomson at Chief Minister House on Friday.
Deputy High Commissioner Karachi Robert Gibson, Chief Secretary Ghulam Ali Pasha, Secretary Abdul Kabeer Kazi and Director General Protocol Niaz Abbasi were present on the occasion. Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah said that the Department of International Development UK will support and help the Sindh education department with primary education in the province.
The British high commissioner appreciated the government’s rehabilitation and reconstruction plan and assured support from the international community.
The high commissioner commended the government’s decision on a flood tax, the reformed general sales tax, a microfinance programme and a scheme for the distribution of free land among landless women haris in Sindh.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 4th, 2010.