PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION TO BE MADE EFFECTIVE AT PROVINCIAL LEVEL SHARMILA FARUQUI
Karachi, July 25: Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh on Media Affairs Shurmila Faruqui has said that due to non effectiveness of National Public Safety Commission at Provincial level, the cases of extortion, target killings and other crimes have increased. It is the need of the hour that National Public Safety Commission may be made effective at Provincial level in order to curb crimes in the society.
This she said while talking to female family members of victims of target killings here in her office on Tuesday.
She said that it was a prime duty of the government to protect life and property of the people and no doubt government was fulfilling its duties but it needed the support of the all stake holders and public safety Commission should be made functional and effective in the provinces to eradicate crimes such as target killings, kidnapping for ransom and other crimes as well. She added, the purpose of Public Safety Commission was to monitor the performance of Police, FIA, FC and other law enforcement agencies and to improve their performance too.’
Sharmila Faruqui assured the women family members of victims that government would provide justice to them and would bring the killers of innocent people to task. She also requested to the people to identify to those elements who were involved in crimes so that a comprehensive crack down could be initiated against them.
5TH BOARD MEETING OF SINDH BOARD OF INVESTMENT HELD TODAY
Karachi, July 25: “Investment promotion in the Province can only be done with collective efforts of Public & Private sector,” this was stated by Muhammad Zubair Motiwala, Chairman, Sindh Board of Investment at the 5th Board Meeting of Sindh Board of Investment held at SBI office today.
Muhammad Zubair Motiwala said that serious efforts are also being made for containment of energy crisis in Pakistan through multiple measures. Other than promoting Investments in Thar Coal, Sindh’s Wind Corridor, the SBI is working closely with private sector to examine interventions under Solar Energy. Chairman SBI said that Coal is the new energy future of the Province and the country.
During the meeting, Secretary Investment Ms. Naheed Shah Durrani gave a brief overview of Sindh Board of Investment’s performance during 2011-12. Board members were sensitized regarding continuous and serious interventions by the Sindh Board of Investment to promote investments’ in diversified sectors of economy especially Agro Processing, Livestock, Dairy, Fisheries and Minerals.
Secretary Investment also briefed about recent policy reforms for development of Wind Energy sector of Sindh. It was elaborated that Sindh Wind Corridor possesses immense potential to produce about 50,000 MW of energy. Board was informed that land has been allotted to 30 Projects with installed capacity of 1947 MWs. Out of which 9 Projects commissioned on fast track are expected to obtain CoD before June 2013 with approx 800 MW power on grid by June 2013. A brief overview of Projects initiated by Sindh Board of Investment was also given to members for their input, feedback and suggestions. Board members appreciated the efforts of the Sindh Board of Investment to facilitate investment in the Province of Sindh particularly in Energy (Wind/Coal), Agro processing and promotion of SMEs in traditional sectors of economy.
Board members also endorsed the proposal for Constitution of Sector Committees for facilitation of sector specific investment promotion activities in the Province. Board also made an Obituary Resolution for late Nisar Sheikhani, member Board of Sindh Board of Investment and aprominent businessman.