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Sindh CM shows outrage over slow progress of development schemes

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has warned secretaries to be removed who would fail to perform well for timely completion of development schemes, ARY News reported on Friday.

CM Shah made the remarks while chairing a session held to review the progress of various development schemes. The session was attended by provincial ministers, secretaries and chairman of the Planning & Development department.

CM Shah was apprised that Rs4596.7 million has been released for 145 schemes and Rs2 billion were spent so far. The officials said that funds were released in two instalments for other 26 schemes costing Rs25 million.

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The chief minister expressed outrage over the slow progress of development schemes initiated by the provincial government.

Officials said that development work on some schemes was facing delay following the shortage of funds.

CM Shah directed to released funds for smaller schemes to be completed this year. He also ordered to provide furniture to the schools deprived of basic facilities.

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On March 7, Sindh Local Bodies Minister Saeed Ghani had shown his annoyance over the delay in completion of various Public Health Engineering department schemes.

The minister taking notice of the slow work pace on the development schemes directed the officials to make sure the completion of the schemes in the current year.

He also asked to give proper attention to the rural area schemes.



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