KARACHI: A road map to bring more investment and expertise for development in various sectors of Sindh Province was discussed in a meeting between Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Consul General of China in Karachi Ma Yaou and Vice Consul General Mu Youngpreng at CM House Karachi Monday.
Talking on the occasion, Qaim Ali Shah said that China was close friend of Pakistan. He said that PPP founder Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his counterpart Prime Minister of China were the founder of this friendship while Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Ex- President Asif Ali Zardari further cemented these relations.
He said that China has technical and modern expertise in various sectors and strength to invest, whereas the Sindh Province is rich in Agriculture, Minerals and Oil and gas resources. He said that being the best friend of China we should utilize its technical expertise for utilization of indigenous resources.
He said that at present the main challenge is shortage of energy and Sindh government is interested to be self-sufficient in the coal-based power generation. He said that his government intends to bring development with the technical expertise and investment of China especially in energy, coal mining, agriculture, lining of canals, infrastructure development, mass transit and solid waste management system.
The consul General Ma Yaou assured the Chief Minister of his support and to prepare a roadmap for Sindh government in this regard.