Floods, pandemic hit strategy to grow Sindh's economy, says CM.

KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday said the province's economy had remained under stress, which could be assessed from the fact that the poverty ratio had been recorded at 43 per cent with 75.5 per cent in rural areas.

'The provincial government's strategy is to grow the economy from six to seven per cent so that over 600,000 jobs could be created every year to reduce the poverty, but it has been affected by the floods of 2010, 2011, Covid-19, and floods of 2022,' he said while addressing 35 assistant superintendents of police (ASPs), including nine female officers, of the 49th Specialised Training programme, 25th Initial Command Course.

The meeting was attended among others by Sindh Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput, National Police Academy Commandant AD Khwaja, IG Police Ghulam Nabi Memon, Home Secretary Saeed Mangnijo and others.

He said the overall poverty levels in the province, estimated at around 43 per cent with 75.5 per cent in rural areas, were high. 'Sindh requires six to seven per cent annual growth to be able to create over 600,000 jobs in the private sector so that poverty could be reduced,' he said and added that public expenditure and productive...

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