KARACHI  - Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Monday presided over a high level meeting to review the development schemes of year 2012-13 under the Works and Services Department held at the CM House.He stressed the need to provide communication network in the province which include on-going schemes, new road schemes, repair and maintenance of rain affected and damaged roads and farm to market roads. Qaim said that roads play an important role for development and economic progress of any country and the present government pays full emphasis on road sector.He further said that this year an amount of Rs80 million had been allocated for each member of provincial assembly and all MPAs had been asked to give their schemes in road sector, other important sectors, provision of sui-gas or supply electricity in villages.Sindh Secretary for Works and Services Department, Kazi Shahid Pervaiz, presented detailed briefing of activities and performance of the Department. He informed details of various projects as well as the funding position.It was decided that W&S Department will complete the construction target of 1,500 km of roads up to the end of January 2013 for which required allocation will be released immediately.The meeting was informed that the Finance Department has released first quarter of allocation i.e. Rs. 2.5 billion to W&S Department and 145 km of road under regular ADP will be completed.Sindh chief minister directed that besides time factor, the quality of material and construction work be strictly maintained for better results.The meeting was attended by Sindh Finance Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Secretary Sindh, Raja Muhammad Abbas, Additional Chief Secretary (P&D) Malik Israr, Additional Chief Secretary (Development) Dr Haq, Principal Secretary to CM, Muhammad Siddique Memon, Additional Secretary C&W Department and others.‘RECRUITMENT OF TEACHERS TO BE ON MERIT’: All the teachers would be recruited on the basis of merit so as to enhance the academic standard in the province. This was stated by the Sindh Minister for Education and literacy, Pir Mazharul Haq.He was speaking at a ceremony at the NJV School here on Monday in which he distributed offer/posting letters to 128 lecturers who have qualified the Sindh Public Service Commission examination.Mazhar said that the present democratic government was endeavouring for the promotion of education and provision of employment opportunities.He stated that all recruitments in the Education Department are being made on the basis of merit and without any political pressure.The minister also asked the newly appointed lecturers that they have got the opportunity to serve the country and spread the knowledge.