THARPARKAR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday announced to build a university in Tharparkar district and said the entire country would benefit from the “Black gold” of the area.
Addressing a ceremony after inaugurating the 660 megawatts coal power project in Thar, he said it was the country’s “most successful project” and termed it an example of good governance of the PPP’s provincial government.
“It was the dream of the late Benazir Bhutto of providing electricity to Pakistan with Thar’s coal”, he contented.
Bilawal said he was proud to have inaugurated a project that his mother had laid foundation for. “It was the late prime minister who had first introduced the concept of public-private partnership in her 1993 manifesto.”
He announced that the Sindh government will provide free electricity to the residents of Islamkot and Thar once the project starts generating electricity.
The PPP leader said, the provincial government will setup various schools and the hospitals in the area and a hospital consisting of 250 beds will be inaugurated soon.
Bilawal further announced a campus of NED University of Engineering and Technology would be set up in Thar.
Earlier, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had inaugurated the Thar coal power project.
The project was completed under china-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) flagship public private partnership of government of Sindh. For this project, Sindh government has given the sovereign guarantee of seven hundred million dollars.