Former president Asif Ali Zardari has asked the provincial government to establish Thar Arid University and promote solar energy based cottage industry in Tharparkar district.
Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Minority Affairs, Dr. Khatu Mal Jeewan, who called on the PPP-P President at Bilawal House here presented the schemes of the university and cottage industry in Thar, said a statement here on Sunday.
It said that on the request of Dr. Khatu Mal Jeewan, PPP-P President Asif Zardari issued directives for the initiation of process to establish Thar Arid University.
The university shall produce quality professionals beside conducting research for economic development through exploring agriculture, livestock and forest potentials of the desert.
He also directed the Sindh Government to weigh the idea of local cottage industry based on solar energy to provide employment opportunities to the people of Thar at their door-step.
The former president said that the PPP government in Sindh is taking special interest in development of Thar and extra funds have been provided during the last nine years for various projects.—NNI