Pakistan more secure, more peaceful now, says Governor

Karachi: Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair has said that after improvement in law & order today’s Pakistan is far more secure and peaceful as compared to 2013 which is depicted from international events being regularly held in its financial hub.

This he said while talking with a 95 member delegation of faculty and participants of 47th Pak Navy and 15th Correspondents Staff Courses being held at Pakistan Navy War College. 52 officers from Navy, Air Force and Army of Pakistan and 28 from Allied Forces are taking part in these courses. Commandant Pakistan Navy War College Rear Admiral Naveed Ahmed Rizvi was also present on the occasion.

Governor Sindh said that Karachi is once again becoming the city of lights due to strenuous efforts of law enforcement agencies and common Karachiites are carrying out their daily routine without any fear which was not imaginable before Karachi operation. Social, cultural, economic, literary and sports activities are in full swing in our mega polis and participation of foreigners in various conferences, workshops and other events is a proof of better law & order in Karachi, he added.

Governor Sindh said that constant training and refresher courses were of immense importance because the same prepare and equip the officers to deal with the challenges of national security more diligently. They also enhance and increase their capabilities, knowledge and understanding, he observed.

He said that Karachi was country’s financial hub and we all must endeavour our utmost to place it on global economic map prominently. Increase in foreign investments in Karachi was another example of its economic importance which is so huge that no foreign company could ignore it, he opined.

Governor Sindh said that due to the policies of Federal Government, economy has shown better results in every sector during last 4 ½ years. CPEC is a game changer in real sense and its 34 billion dollars component which is earmarked for energy sector, would revamp this sector for good, he observed.

While highlighting federally funded projects for Karachi Governor Sindh said that the north track of Lyari Express Way which was pending for nearly 10 years has been completed and would be inaugurated by Prime Minister soon. K-IV and Green line RBT projects are also in various phases of completion and the same would be further supplemented by the projects of Rs.25 billion Karachi package.

Answering a question Governor Sindh said that he is working to strengthen economy of the country and Karachi being the centre of it has been his focus. All the stake holders are willing to work for the betterment of Karachi which is a positive sign and a prerequisite for any project to be successful.

He also highlighted the role of armed forces against terrorism and cited the example of Zarb-i-Azb during which terrorists were targeted.

Commandant of the College Rear Admiral Naveed Ahmed Rizvi informed Governor Sindh about the contributions of Pakistan Navy War College in training officers of Armed Forces of Pakistan and Allied countries.

This participants of the delegation asked various questions from Governor Sindh with regards to political situation of the province, development projects, law & order situation and efforts in this regard and constitutional role and responsibilities of Governor Sindh