KARACHI (APP) - Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has said that the country can be strengthened and steered on the path of progress by promoting democratic culture and supremacy of parliament. All the parties have to join hand for the betterment of the country and nation by avoiding the politics of confrontation, he said while talking to the participants of Air War Course, led by their commandant Air-Vice Marshal Tabriz Asif, which called on him at Governor House. The Governor pointed out that the country is faced with host of problems and any confrontation would prove disastrous for the country. The Federal Government is making best efforts to cope with the problems, he said adding that if parliament is not made stronger and democratic culture not promoted, the people will lose trust on democratic system while people have lot of hopes from their elected representatives and parliament. Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad said that in Sindh there is a very stable government and elected political parties are functioning in unison. He informed that coordinated and meaningful efforts are being made for higher education side by side at the primary and secondary levels. He said that enrolment in universities has doubled while improvement has been brought in their infrastructure and teaching facilities by spending satisfactory budget. The Governor pointed out that measures taken to bring improvement cannot be made meaningful until basic information in any sector is brought to the fore. For this purpose, he told the War Course participants, that all information about the education sector including students, teachers, infrastructure and other facilities have been collected under a coordinated MIS. It was a big task which was completed two years back and now a significant progress being made keeping the same in view. The Governor also briefed the visitors about development activities in the province, fishing, agriculture and irrigation system, investment, provision of water and electricity, traffic and details about other sectors. He said equal attention is also being paid on the welfare and development of rural and urban areas while work on poverty alleviation is being carried out on preferential basis. He pointed out that rural areas are more affected by poverty and, therefore, steps are being taken for bringing improvement in the agriculture sector. He informed that under the Canal Lining programme, 15000 out of 40,000 water courses have been lined while Treatment Plants are being set up at a cost of Rs 800 million and work was also in hand on Solid Waste Management system.