KHI-06 Poverty-CM Murad decides to conduct scientific survey to assess poverty in Sindh

KARACHI, Oct 01 :Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah
has decided to conduct a scientific survey to assess and measure
poverty ratio in the province so that it could be addressed
He made this decision on Monday while presiding over a meeting on
development programme here at the CM Sindh House, said a statement.The meeting was attended by Chairman P&D Mohammad Waseem,Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Secretary Finance Dr NoorAlam, Fatah Tunio of P&D, Additional Secretary CM Secretariat FayazJatoi and others.
Shah said that his government was working on poverty
reduction by launching different projects and schemes but even then
there should be a scientific method to measure the poverty ratio and
its level in the province.
The CM quoting definition of poverty said that a condition
characterized by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including
food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter,
education and information.
It depends not only on income but also on access to services,
Shah said and added that that’s why he wanted to conduct a
scientific study or survey to measure the poverty ratio persisting in the province.This will help address real issues to improve overall
life, he said.
The CM Sindh directed Chairman P&D to work out a detailed chart
or yardstick to measure poverty in the province.
Chairman P&D Mohammad Waseem said that the Bureau of Statisticswas competent enough to conduct the survey.
He said that he would work out a chart and get it approved by the
chief minister to start the survey all over Sindh.
Shah also said that he has a plan to beautify each and
every district and taluka headquarters in the first phase and villages
in the second phase.
Under the beautification plan includes removal of encroachment,
improvement or reconstruction of roads, construction of proper
drainage system, provision of clean water schemes and improved healthservices.
As far as education is concerned a separate programme for
provision of missing facilities was in progress.
He also directed Chairman P&D to start work on next year 2019-20
ADP from next month. “I want to start new development schemes in
districts which preferably can be completed within a year,” he said
and added that he would declare some model villages where all
facilities would be provided.
On the instructions of the chief minister a team led by DG P&D
was constituted to check quality of developments works and to ensuretheir timely completion.