KARACHI - The Sindh government is utilising all resources for the development the historical recreational station in Sindh, the Gorakh Hill Station, while helicopter service will be started from Karachi to this historical site for tourists in the future.

Gorakh Hill Development Authority Board Chairman Sardar Rafiq Ahmed Jamali said this while chairing a meeting with the Gorakh Hill Development Authority Board members at his office on Thursday.

He said that the Sindh government had taken steps for construction of means of communications especially the roads to the Gorakh Hill Station for which necessary funds would be released shortly.

MPA Syed Ghulam Shah Jilani, District Dadu Deputy Commissioner Nasir Abbas Soomro, Sindh Local Government Department Special Secretary Ghulam Akbar Leghari, Sindh Planning and Development Department Chief Economist Mahtab Ul Haq, Sardar Yar Muhammad Buzdar, Gorakh Hill Development Authority Director General Dr Iqbal Saeed Khan attended the meeting.

The meeting decided that a special helicopter service would be launched from Karachi to Gorakh Hill station for the tourists and a portion of land measuring around 200, 000-acre would be handed to the Gorakh Hill Development Authority Board.

Jamali said that despite paucity of funds required for the development of the recreational station of the Gorakh Hill, the Sindh government had been exploring new and alternative avenues for meeting the financial needs of the Gorakh Hill Station.

He said that there would be established 16 tourist huts and a 6-bed rest house, a 10-bed hospital and restaurants for the tourists at the hill station. Further, the PPP lawmakers in the Sindh assembly and national assembly have also been contributing with pecuniary funds to this cause.