KARACHI - Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that human development is the key to accelerate growth in economy.This he said while talking to the Wold Bank Mission which is visiting Sindh from Feb 19 to23, 2018 to explore the options for improving population outcomes in the province.The mission was led by Miss Sameera Maziad Al Tuwaijri, Lead Health Specialist and team Leader, World Bank Washington.The Mission held concluding meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at CM House. They appreciated the high level political commitments in Sindh for human development specially in terms of implementing the Pakistan’s international Commitment on Family Planning (FP) 2020. The Mission also noted that Sindh is the first province to develop the Coasted Implementation Plan (CIP) to achieve the goals of FP 2020.In this regard, Sindh will increase its Contraceptive Prevalence Rate {CPR} from 30 percent in 2015 to 45 percent in 2020. Besides Population Welfare Department has developed the policy.In the meeting it emphasised for accelerated growth in economy for which it was suggested that human development is key to such progress. ln this regard, birth spacing, girls education, youth involvement, women empowerment are the critical areas.The Mission presented policy options for accelerated progress including family planning. The recommendations included institutional reforms in short term, medium term and long term.The Mission appreciated the work of Sindh FP 2020 Working Group/T ask Force and recommended that such a multi-sectoral forum may be further strengthen to address issues of women empowerment, gender equalities, social determinants of health and stream-lining the service delivery.Earlier, the World Bank Mission had held meetings with Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, MNA and Chair Sindh FP-2020 Working Group/Task Force, Miss Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Provisional Technical Coordinator, Oversight Cell, Miss Shireeri Narejo, Secretary Planning and Development, Dr Fazlullah Pechuho, Secretary, Health, Laeeq Ahmed, Secretary, Population Welfare Department, Dr Shahab Qamar, Special Secretary, Finance and Mr. Raheem Shaikh, Special Secretary to Chief Minster. The Mission also visited Aga Khan University and some NGOs to assess their role in population sector.– launches four-dayfilm festivalSindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that after the 18th amendment film has become provincial subject and his government would be organizing such film festival to promote films in the country.This he said while delivering his presidential speech at ‘Karachi Sub Ka – Asia Peace Film Festival organized by Culture Department in collaboration with Information department, Asia Peace Film Festival at Expo Centre Karachi.He said that the theme of the festival ‘Karachi Sub ka’ is an inspiring and appealing one. “No doubt, Karachi being a moderate plural society belongs to each and every one living here, doing business here, linked here directly or indirectly,” he said and added “this ownership of this city would definitely further foster fraternity and brother hood among the people of different languages, thoughts and religions living here peacefully.The chief minister lauded the efforts of Minister for Culture Syed Sardar Shah fort organizing such events which show the actual harmony in our society. “The provincial government would continue its efforts for promotion of films and restoration of Cinema industry in the province,” he said.He said that in the festival over 50 countries are participating and more than 109 pictures would be screened. “This is good for sharing technological experiences, script work, script techniques, picturising techniques, sharing different technologies work in different atmosphere and to explore film market in different countries,” he said.“I feel proud to see the events like literary festival, food festival, film festival, musical programmes, literary sittings and such other programmes in the city that was once the target of terrorists, mafias, outlaws and gangsters,” Murad Ali Shah said and added  “today the city is emerging as a city of peace, tranquillity, trade, industry and seat of learning and top of it city of lights.” Murad Ali Shah said that the film festival also helps promote tourism which is evident from this film festival that over 400 people of different countries have come here to witness, participate and enjoy this film festival held in this city.Earlier, the chief minister launched the four-day film festival, February 23 to 26, 2018 by cutting the tap. He also visited painting exhibition held on the occasion of film festival.