Sindh govt keen to work under public-private partnership mode




Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the Sindh government was keen to start many projects under public-private partnership mode.

He said this while talking to a delegation of Habib Bank Limited (HBL), led by its Chairman Sultan Allana, President Nauman Dar and Corporate Banking Head Amir Arshad which called on him here on Saturday. Finance Secretary Hassan Naqvi and Special Secretary to CM Raheem Shaikh were also present on the occasion.

The CM said that Karachi in terms of trade, commerce, industry and population was most important city of the country, therefore he has given special attention to the development of its infrastructure to meet its future requirements but “all this would be possible if the financial institutions come over to extend helping hand to the Sindh government.”

Syed Murad Ali Shah said that he has a plan to construct Malir Expressway, adding that if Northern Bypass, Link Road, Malir Expressway are connected that would serve as Ring Road for heavy and industrial and light traffic.

“You are a well-reputed and financially stable institution and I would be happy if you come over and have partnership with Sindh government,” he asked the HBL chairman.

HBL Chairman Sultan Allana said that he would be glad to contribute in the development of the city. “We are ready to work with you and we worked with the Punjab government,” he said.

The Sindh chief minister and HBL chairman constituted a committee comprising senior officers of HBL and Sindh government to work out plan to work together.

Sultan Allana assured the chief minister that he would support Sindh government for the development of infrastructure and other projects.