KARACHI – Chief Secretary (CS) Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah said that the Public Private Partnership (PPP), NICVD, SIUT, Thar Coal, SRB and the Sindh Education Foundation are successful projects of the provincial government.
He said this in a meeting with the Special Training (Pakistan Police Service) delegation who summoned him on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by IG Sindh Mushtaq Ahmed Maher, Sindh Chief Additional Secretary Muhammad Usman Chachar and other officials from the Sindh Government’s Planning & Development, Finance and Energy Department. Delegates from the Pakistan Special Training Police Service were briefed on law and order, the finance department and the Karachi mega project.
Speaking at the meeting, Mumtaz Ali Shah said that the power plant originated Thar Coal was a successful project and electricity was also supplied from the wind corridor. He said a number of projects had been launched for the welfare of the people in Thar including the achievement of the Islamkot Sustainable Development Goals, Installation of an RO factory in Thar, Model Village and other projects had been completed. CS said further that law and order had been restored in Karachi and now work was being done on the city’s infrastructure. The restoration of peace has increased educational, cultural and commercial activities in the city. He informed the delegation that Rs232.94 crore had been allocated for 2,246 building projects in 2020-21.
Mumtaz Shah said that with the help of international financial institutions in Karachi city, the work of the Karachi Environmental Improvement Project, CLICK, Karachi Sewerage Improvement Project, BRT and other projects is being accelerated.
KU, SECP ink MoU to start a joint research project
Karachi University’s Department of Psychology signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Self Empowerment Center Pakistan (SECP) to initiate the development of long-term joint research, education, training and knowledge dissemination projects.
KU Deputy Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraq and SECP Director Dr Yasmeen Khan signed the MoU at a ceremony at the KU VC Secretariat, a KU spokesman said on Tuesday. The MoU envisions that KU and SECP will work together to promote and transfer knowledge and information sharing, including in the fields of mental health, psychology, psychiatry, and the promotion of healthier societies. KU and SECP have agreed to launch product development activities, industry visits, joint seminars, conferences, student work support, internships for students, student scholarships, placing SECP experts on the department’s advisory board, special lectures, and training sessions by SECP and the psychology department, development of educational materials, course content, structure, and delivery, sponsored research projects, analytical facilities for departmental students and faculty.