15 new development schemes to start soon,  says CM’s advisor

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister’s Special Assistant on Minorities Affairs Dr Khatu Mal Jeewan said that work on 15 new development schemes will be started soon under the annual development scheme.

He said that the final approval of the schemes is to be sought from Planning and Development Department at the meeting scheduled in the coming week for the release of the budget by the finance department.

This he said in a meeting called to review development projects to continue under the department.

Dr Khatu Mal Jeewan emphasised the officers to improve their performance and made it clear that delay in construction and renovation of worship places of minority communities will not be tolerated. He further directed to seek the performance report from all the divisional deputy directors, and if any officer failed to comply, strict action would be taken against them under relevant rules.

The advisor also said that the grant in aid funds provided for the poor, needy, elderly men and women for their financial support should be disbursed on a need-cum-merit basis. He added that the Minority Affairs Department office in Mirpur Khas must be fully functionalised as it is the densely populated area of minority communities.

He further said that regular monitoring system should be made to evaluate the performance of the officers. On the occasion, Minority Affairs Department Secretary Farooq Azam Memon gave a detailed briefing on ongoing development projects under the department.