KARACHI, NOV 30 (DNA) – A group of 19 Junior Diplomats from 14 countries called on Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah at Chief Minister House.
According to a press statement Saturday, the group is attending the 27th Junior Diplomatic Course at the Foreign Service Academy. The course participants are from Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Iran, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Nepal, Nigeria, Palestine and Tunisia.
Welcoming the junior diplomats, the Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah said that the investment environment in Sindh is turning conducive due to the steps taken by the Sindh government to restore law and order in the province.
He further said that the Sindh province is rich in natural resources of coal, wind corridor, coastal belt and the agricultural system. “Sindh government is setting up many Special Economic Zones (SEZs),” he said.
“In addition to these, we have given a free hand to the private sector to set up their own SEZs where the government will help in legal matters, land acquisition and provision of utilities,” said the CS Sindh.
Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah further stated that Sindh’s Public Private Partnership is a successful model and the province is producing 660 MW electricity from the Thar coal. He further stated that the provincial government has allocated 284 billion rupees for roads, water & sanitation and other development projects of the province in the current financial year.
While briefing the participants regarding security situation of the province the Home Secretary Sindh Dr Muhammad Usman Chachar said that security situation is the province much improved.
He informed the junior diplomats that at one time in 2013 Karachi was in the list of 6 most dangerous cities of the world but Karachi is not included even 70 most dangerous cities of the world which shows the law and order situation improved.
The participants thanked Chief Secretary Sindh for the brief presentations regarding Sindh government. The junior diplomats stated that they have realized that the Pakistan has potential to attract foreign investors here.
The Director of Foreign Academy Islamabad Samar Javed said that junior diplomats are on visit of different provinces to have knowledge about various departments of Federal and Provincial government.
On the occasion, the Chief Secretary Sindh on behalf of the Chief Minister Sindh presented shield to the participants of the 27th Junior Diplomatic Course. = DNA