Chief Minister invites to the Trade & Business groups national level and International for investment

Sameer Nazir

KARACHI: The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has invited to the Trade & Business groups within and outside the country to make their investment here at Sindh and its capital Karachi, blessed with untapped natural resources, having lucrative potential of investment.

The Chief Minister Sindh offered all facilities, attractive incentives and full protection and asked them to avail these opportunities under the investment friendly policy of his Government. The Chief Minister Sindh said that following the great achievements of targeted operation in Karachi against the terrorists, a fresh fool proof security plan has been devised with consultation of all stake holders to eradicate criminals/militants.

He said that this plan is being implemented jointly by Rangers and Sindh Police with full support of Pak Army at their backup. He said that he was confident that our security forces were strong enough to clear the Karachi from remaining criminals/ terrorists within shorted period. This he observed while addressing inauguration ceremony of “My Karachi Oasis of Harmony” 03 days exhibition organized by the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) at Expo Center Karachi as Chief Guest today.

Addressing the ceremony, the Chief Minister Sindh said that Sindh posses great potential of investment and we have signed many MoUs with the National and International Companies most of them belonging to China & Turkey.

He said that we have started the digging of coal mines and will generate 660 Mw power at Thar Coal within three to four years and added that, many other projects are following to this project. He said that though today we are facing acute shortage of energy but in near future the Thar Coal field would be proved as strong power generating corridor of the county.

He said that in addition to that there are lot of opportunities of investment, Trade and Commerce here in Sindh and its capital Karachi. While responding about law & order situation here at Karachi the Chief Minister Sindh said that, law & order was not the issue of today but it was the problem since many years and it specially deteriorated during the Government of Ex-President Pervaiz Musharraf since then, we are facing this situation.

He said that his Government was giving top priority to maintain law & order and has launched targeted operation against terrorists, target killers, kidnappers and extortionists here in Karachi from September 2013.

The Chief Minister Sindh said that by virtue of our action against the terrorists, there was no terrorism here at Karachi while other criminal activities have been declined up to considerable level. He said that after Zarb-e-Azb operation launched by Pak Army against the terrorist, the Sindh Government has not only endorsed it but devised a fool proof security plan to meet with possible realization by militants here at Karachi.

He said this security plan has been prepared with the consultation of all stakeholders and is being implemented by the Rangers and Sindh Police while forces of Pak Army will be at the backup for their full support at vulnerable points.

In order to implementation this security plan and take this matter more seriously/fight criminals with full force 1st time a high level meeting was conducted at CM House  recently which was attended by the Governor Sindh and corps Commander Karachi as well.

The Chief Minister Sindh said that we cannot afford unchecked influx especially from Northern areas here in Karachi to avoid any possible entry of the militant in disguise of the displaced persons.

He said that strict checking was being carried out at all entry and exist points at the border of Sindh and even in the trains as well. He said that during this checking many illegal immigrants travelling to Karachi have been arrested.

While talking about the event, the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah praises the efforts of KCCI for promoting business activities. He said that this event of exhibition would not only be proved as instrumental source to promote the trade and business but it is very important for image building of Pakistan and whole nation.

He assured the business community for providing full support and protection to them and their business here at Karachi. The Chairman Business group Siraj Qasim Teli in his speech endorsed the Government action against the terrorists and said that inspite of the problems of law & order and energy Karachi is being expended, and promoted in business point of view. He said that Karachi is generating more taxes and helping the country.

The President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and industry KCCI Abdullah Zaki in his welcome address welcomed to all participants and said that it was 11th show of his organization being attended by National & International Companies.

The renowned industrialists and Vice Chairman Business group Karachi Zubair Motiwala in his address lauded the efforts of Sindh Government for eradication of criminals factor from Karachi, he said that progress in taxation reflect that Karachi is being growing and expending.

He also lauded the Government efforts for utilizing indigenous resources for generating electricity. He said that due to their efforts of the Government, the Karachi city and Sindh is getting momentum for investment.