CM’s high-five for Jacobabad


Sindh Chief Minster Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that five billion rupees have been allocated for the development and rehabilitation of flood hit Jacobabad district.
This he said while heading the meeting along with his cabinet with notables, traders, officers and party office bearers of Jacobabad district, Chief Minister Sindh said that this is the first time in history of Sindh that Cabinet meeting is held in any district head quarter.
He said that this meeting is held on special directives of the President Asif Ali Zardari to resolve the problems and issues of downtrodden and poor people of this remote district.
Sindh Chief Minister said that sixteen districts and seven million people were affected due to flood of 2010.Accordiong to the world bank and asian development bank province faced billions of rupees loss and Jacobabad and Thatta were the most affected districts.
He said that Sindh Government with the help of federal government released first installment of Watan Card among 0.7 million affected people and still five billion rupees have not been received from the federal government.
He said that survey for the second installment of 40 thousand of rupees of Watan Card is in process and 2 lacs 46 thousand people will receive Watan Card. Eligible of the Watan Card will be the head of the family. Chief Minister Sindh said that there were many complains of shortage of water and few days ago Sindh faced 50 to 70 percent shortage of water due to unpredictable weather and ice was melting slowly. CM Sindh Syed Qaim Ali shah said that the water will be provide to the cultivators of tail of BS feeder and Begari canal with in four days and for the judicious distribution of water, police and rangers are directed to look after the regulators and channels.
He said that the violation against Hindu community and the kidnapping of their women he said that law will be passed in Sindh assembly to protect the community he directed the new SSP Mohammad Younis Chandio to ensure the law and order situation in Jacobabad.