British firms to invest in Sindh


KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he would welcome British government and its private sector to comer over and extend helping hand in the development of Sindh, particularly in irrigation, road, mass transit and energy sectors.

This he said while talking to British under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Mr Alok Sharma who met him along with British Deputy High Commission toady here at the CM House.

They discussed certain issues of their mutual interest and investment opportunities in Sindh. The chief minister said that he was seriously looking for British support for rehabilitation of Sukkur Barrage for which he had been in touch with British envoys in Pakistan.

He also said that there were vast investment opportunities in Sindh which include in irrigation, energy, mass transit and road sectors. “Sindh government is planning to construct bridge on River Indus at Ghotki. In this project British private sector can also invest,” he said.

Syed Murad Ali shah said that in the renewable energy, coal energy and construction of important roads and mass transit system are some of the important sectors where British companies and government can also invest on BoT or PPP modes.

The British under secretary assured the chief minister that he would British involve private in the development of Sindh and he has discussed various opportunities with his diplomatic missions in Pakistan.

The chief minister presented Sindhi cap, ajrak and Sindhi music CDs to the visiting guest.