Bijarani briefs NDU delegation about uplift projects despite financial crunch


Minister for Public Health Engineering and Mines & Mineral Shabir Bijarani has said that the provincial government under the leadership of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has carried out development works all over Sindh despite financial constraints created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This he said while addressing on behalf of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to a 65-member delegation of National Security Workshop (NSW)-22 of National Defence University (NDU) comprising senators, members of national and provincial assemblies, senior civil and military officers andrepresentatives of civil society visited Sindh Chief Minister House as a part of study session on Wednesday.

He was assisted by Inspector General of Police Mushtaq Mehar, ACS Home Usman Chachar, Secretary School Education Ahmed BuxNarejo, Secretary College Education Khalid Hyder Shah, Secretary Planning Shireen Narejo and special secretaries of Finance, health and others.

Bijarani said that the province of Sindh has received 362,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine for 181,000 people.

The provincial government in vaccination has given top priority to the frontline workers and then elderly people.

He added that a total 335,809 vaccines have been issued from provincial government stores.

According to the provincial minister, apart from frontline workers, 50,045 senior citizens, including 41413 in Karachi have been vaccinated so far.

Minister for Public Health Engineering and Mines & Mineral Shabir Bijarani also talked about the financial policies of the chief minister and said that Sindh Revenue Board was going to collect Rs130 billion this year.

The IG Police through a presentation told the participants that the Sindh police was established in 1843 by Charles Napier on the pattern of Irish Constabulary.

He added that the population of the province was 47.89 million and the working strength of the police was 126,762 which constituted a ratio of one policeman for 378 people.

The IG told the participants that the overall law and order has considerably improved in the province.

He added that Karachi which was once declared as sixth dangerous city of the world in 2014 and now stands at 11 in 2021.

He termed it the result of the provincial government’s commitment and sacrifices of the law enforcement agencies.

Shabir Bijarani, on behalf of Sindh chief minister, presented shield to the NDU delegation leader Major General Ahsan.