Gov­er­nor ap­pre­ci­ates Chi­nese in­vest­ment for progress of Sindh

The Financial Daily - - NATIONAL -

Staff Re­porter KARACHI: Sindh Gov­er­nor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has said that K-IV wa­ter sup­ply scheme along­with S- III sew­er­age dis­posal scheme are life­line for Karachi, ini­ti­ated with the sup­port of the Chi­nese in­vestors. Talk­ing to a del­e­ga­tion of Chi­nese in­vestors, led by Zhu Yu­jian, chair­man, Jiangsu Huachang Chem­i­cals, that called on him at the Gov­er­nor House here, he said the cor­dial re­la­tion­ship be­tween Pak­istan and China are ex­ten­sively en­dorsed by the peo­ple of the two coun­tries. "It is on ba­sis of this bondage that the Sindh govern­ment is keen to have Chi­nese in­vest­ments for its se­ries of mega-projects," said the Gov­er­nor. The tremen­dous achieve­ments made by China in the field of agri­cul­ture can also be repli­cated in Sindh through proper guid­ance and sup­port of Chi­nese agri­cul­ture sci­en­tists. "This is ex­tremely rel­e­vant as Sindh is blessed with nat­u­ral re­sources and these if ad­e­quately de­vel­oped can sig­nif­i­cantly strengthen na­tional econ­omy," Dr Ishrat said. He said that while nat­u­ral re­sources hold their own pe­cu­liar rel­e­vance the agri­cul­ture sec­tor in Sindh also needs to be pro­moted on sci­en­tific lines. The Gov­er­nor re­gret­ted that it was lack of value ad­di­tion that has de­nied the agri­cul­tural prod­ucts and crops of the coun­try to clinch ad­e­quate re­turns in the in­ter­na­tional mar­kets. "Since, the govern­ment be­lieves in a holis­tic ap­proach hence at­ten­tion is also be­ing paid to­wards progress of agri­cul­ture sec­tor on strong lines so as to en­sure that the peo­ple de­pen­dent on the sec­tor to at­tain op­ti­mum ben­e­fits," he said. Re­it­er­at­ing that Pak­istan's econ­omy can sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove through Chi­nese in­vest­ment, the Gov­er­nor said this would ul­ti­mately help the re­gion to de­velop as a vi­brant eco­nomic zone. Zhu Yu­jian said he and his com­pa­tri­ots con­sider Pak­istan to be their sec­ond home and their trusted friend. He in par­tic­u­lar con­text of Sindh said the prov­ince with Karachi as its cap­i­tal holds ev­ery po­ten­tial to emerge as an eco­nomic zone with its sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to­wards fi­nan­cial sta­bil­ity of the en­tire coun­try.

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