Karachi, British High Commissioner Mr. Adam Thomson accompanied by Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Francis Campbell on Friday called on Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah at the CM House and discussed provincial issues.
Mr. Thomson said his country wanted to assist Sindh Government for promotion and development of education in the province. He informed that the United Kingdom Department for International Development had established Sindh Education Fund worth Rs.16 million pounds, and as per the target, one million out-of-school children will be brought to school by extending support to private schools.
He said it had been envisaged to spread education in most neglected areas of rural and urban Karachi while Districts Khairpur and Mithi (Tharparkar) had been fixed as target areas. He said UK also intended to extend assistance for rehabilitation of rain affected people.
Chief Minister appreciated the gesture of assistance and cooperation particularly for the furtherance of literacy mainly in remote and backward areas of the province.
He further said the provincial government had made adequate arrangements in this regard while various schemes were being implemented with the assistance of UNICEF and other donor agencies.
Matters of other mutual interests were also discussed in the meeting. The meeting was attended by Sindh Education Secretary Muhammad Siddique Memon, Sindh Secretary for Rehabilitation Syed Sohail Akbar and others.