KARACHI: Muhammad Waseem, Chairman Enquiries and Anti-Corruption Establishment, Sindh has been transferred and posted with immediate effect and until further orders as Chairman Planning and Development Board (Sindh).
Muhammad Waseem shall also hold the charge of the post of Chairman, Enquiries and Anti-Corruption Establishment (Sindh). He will also hold acting charge of the post of Chief Secretary (Sindh) during the leave period of Mumtaz Ali Shah.
Meanwhile, Ms. Naheed S. Durrani, an officer of PAS (BS-22) Chairperson, Planning and Development Board , Sindh has been transferred with immediate effect and Directed to report to services, General Administration and Coordination Department. Usman Ghani has been made Director Anti-Corruption.
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KARACHI: Sindh Growth Forum was organized by Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh, in order to discuss opportunities for inclusive growth in the province and build consensus for reforms.
The event titled From Ideas to Implementation was held in collaboration with the World Bank Group.
Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah
Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah while setting the tone about implementation told the ladies and gentlemen in the audience that both developmental and non-developmental budgets have been increased.
While focusing on a number of issues like, vibrancy of Stock Exchange, Wind and Solar Power generation, employment via CPEC, CM stressed that all efforts were meant to ameliorate the common man’s quality of life.
Patchamuthu Illangovan, World Bank’s Country Director for Pakistan
In his keynote speech Patchamuthu Illangovan, World Bank’s Country Director for Pakistan, pledged the continuous support of World Bank for Sindh.
Illangovan noted that the Province of Sindh harbored tremendous Natural and Human Resources.
Country Director pointed out that in the last seven decades with the expanding population the growth rate should have doubled.
C. Felipe Jaramillo, World Bank’s Senior Director, Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management
C. Felipe Jaramillo, World Bank’s Senior Director, Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management, in his keynote speech suggested how Sindh could accelerate growth learning from other countries’ experiences.
While quoting examples of a number of countries he maintained that they have managed to move from low income to higher income level through progress made over decades.
Noting that currently very few formal jobs were available in Sindh he said that key to job creation was productivity.
Muhammad Waseem Chairman Planning & Development Department Board, GoS
Muhammad Waseem Chairman Planning & Development Department Board, Government of Sindh, while talking about 1st Sindh Growth Forum said that it would be an annual event.
Harboring on various issues he appreciated the business community of the province and said it was the driving force in the industrialization here.
While commenting on Sindh Vision 2015 Muhammad Waseem talked about Sindh Government’s endeavors towards generation of energy, restoration of infrastructure, human and social development.
Secretary Finance, Government of Sindh Syed Hassan Naqvi
Secretary Finance, Government of Sindh Syed Hassan Naqvi told that Finance Department managed all the revenues, assisted in planning, prioritizing and exercised financial control over expenditure.
Presenting Sindh budget at a glance Syed Hassan Naqvi said that 75% of the budget was spent on education, health and security.
Naheed Memon, Chairperson Sindh Board of Investment Government of Sindh
Chairperson Sindh Board of Investment Government of Sindh Naheed Memon spoke about Investment and Business Opportunities in Sindh.
Naheed Memon, observing how real estate prices have escalated in cities like Karachi and Hyderabad, lamented that banks were not playing their due role in the development of industries and commercial activities.
Esperanza Lasagabaster, World Bank’s Manager of the new Innovation, Technology & Enterprise Group
World Bank’s Manager of the new Innovation, Technology and Enterprise Group, Esperanza Lasagabaster, noted that the discussions during the Forum would open opportunities for the youth of the Province of Sindh.
Provincial Minister Planning and Development Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani in his closing remarks termed the session a thought provoking event in which constructive ideas came forward.
Sindh Minister Planning & Development Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani
Talking to NewsPakistan.TV Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani said that Government of Sindh realized that growth and development meant improving people’s standard of living.
During brainstorming a number of matters transpired: For instance, consensus was drawn that Government needed to partner with its people, Sindh needed smarter ways to use the allocated resources, raising per acre yield of farmers will increase their income by 50% in short span of time etc. Panelists’ remarks were followed by moderated plenary discussion.