KARACHI - The Sindh government has constituted a committee comprising of Commissioner Sukkur, Additional IG Police, DIG Police, Deputy Director Labour and others to resolve issues of managements of industries and labour unions in Ghotki district.

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah while presiding over a meeting with a delegation with Engro Fertilizer Business Community of Ghotki district at the CM House formed the committee. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Siddique Memon, IG Police Sindh Fayyaz Ahmed Laghari, Labour Secretary Arif Ellahi,

Coal and Energy Department Secretary Aijaz Ali Khan President Engro Corporation Ali Ansari, Engro Fertilizers CEO Ruhail Mohammad, Engro Fertilizers Vice President Inamullah Naveed Khan, Engro Powrgen Qadirpur Ltd CEO, , Fauji Fertilizers Corporation Ltd  Naveed Ahmed Khan, Plant Engro Powergen Qadirpur GM Shahid Mehmood Choudhry, , Sindh Mari Petroleum Company Regional Manager Javed Iqbal Jadoon and others. Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that present government intended to promote industrial sector in the province of Sindh for which investors were being encouraged and provided facilities. He said that industries provide job opportunities to unemployed youth, and the government will look after the interest of labour class.

He said that peace was essential for the development and progress of the province and no one will be allowed to take law in their hands. He directed the committee to resolve the problem and issues of workers. Chief Minister Sindh assured that security will be provided to industrialists and investors and problems of Labour will be solved.

The delegation of Plant Mangers forum (District Ghotki) in their presentation informed that after Karachi, Ghotki was the second largest revenue generating district in the province.  It was informed that total urea production capacity in Ghotki district was 3.1 million tons per year, which was 43 percent of Pakistan’s total urea production capacity.

It was further informed that there were three power plants with total generation capacity of 633 MW, and Mari gas field was supplying 550 MMSCFD gas to 5 fertilizers and 2 power plants.

The meeting was informed that there were 2500 highly skilled engineers and technicians employed, while industry provides direct and indirect employment opportunities that contributed to local economy with over 4000 jobs out of which 98 per cent were provided to local. It was informed that the total replacement value of these industrial units was over US$4 billion.