UMERKOT: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that the Sindh Government was also preparing development package for Achro Thar area like the one for the Tharparkar district in order to provide schools, roads, clean drinking water, health and other facilities to the desert dwellers.
According to a handout issued here on Monday by Sindh Information Department, the Chief minister said this while addressing the crowds of people during his visit to the villages in Umerkot and Sanghar districts.
“I have come along with my provincial cabinet to express solidarity with you. But I am happy to see your resilience as you celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi with such rejoice as if you aren’t drought affected,” he commented.
The Chief Minsiter said the past governments did not carry out development of those areas but the incumbent government would accomplish the development tasks.
Shah on the occasion announced Rs10 million for relief work of the local people of those villages, assuring that the government would provide wheat and ration for the people and fodder for the livestock.
“It’s my resolve that we have to change the fate of Achro Thar.
We will give schools, hospitals, maternity homes, roads to connect villages with urban areas and other facilities ,” he assured.
He told that the government was planning to construct 425 kilometers of roads in Achro Thar in order to connect each and every village with the road network.
The Chief minister informed that Achro Thar would be provided clean drinking water through a pipeline from Chorr while reverse osmosis plants would also be built in the area.
Soda Singh, the leader of his community, presented the chief minister the gift of traditional turban and celebrated Holi with him.
The Chief Minister suspended a veterinarian Dr Essan and warned the other doctors of similar action if they did not work to save the livestock from disease.
Shah while talking to the media in village Jasroh Thar said he witnessed the same situation of acute hunger and famine in Achro Thar which he had earlier witnessed in Tharparkar.
“The government will remain steadfast in helping the people. There is no shortage of wheat, if there will be one, we will address it,” he assured.
Responding to a question about the communal clash in Larkana district, he said the government had taken serious notice and action would be taken against those who were responsible.
The provincial ministers Manzoor Hussain Wassan, Jam Khan Shoro, Syed Ali Mardan Shah, MNAs Pir Noor Muhammad Shah Jeelani, MPA Shazia Marri and leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) accompanied the chief minister.