KARACHI - Advisor for Planning and Development to Sindh Chief Minister, Dr Kaiser Bengali, has said that the provincial government spends 60 billion rupees in the education sector annually but despite of this quality of education could not be restored. Delivering a lecture, held on Monday, at Rangoonwala Auditorium of Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC), Karachi University (KU), he said Karachi was the economical hub of the province and the country as well but no other city of the province could get the position of the metropolis. Sindh was the richest province of the country but its people were facing the dilemma of poverty and unemployment. Prof Dr Nuzhat Ahmed, director AERC, presided over the lecture that was a part of series of lectures on different socio economic issues, organised by AERC. Dr Bengali said that the passage of 18th amendment and the approval of NFC award was in fact a triumph of the present democratic government, which shows mutual harmony among all the provinces. In the regime of General Pervez Musharraf no work was done to generate power, while the present government was trying to use available resources of the country to produce power. He strongly rejected the idea of making new dams, and pointed out that new dams could not produce water, while our rivers were facing acute water shortage right now due to environmental changes and political issues between Pakistan and India as well. Present government has decided to accelerate pace of progress in 10 important sectors, while out of them four sectors including water & irrigation, education, energy and communication are crucial for the government to push them on the way of growth. We are trying to work on different projects and making development polices to get the country on the way of progress. The government will work on five-year development programme. The government has a plan to reduce the travelling time between different mega cities of the province by making high quality highways and introducing modern train system in the province. The government may take the service of JICA in this regard, he added. Talking about the education sector, he said that around 49,000 schools and 200,000 primary teachers were existed in the province but the quality of education was under question mark. It is quite difficult to monitor 50,000 schools in the province but it is possible for the government to keep vigilance on 50,000 schools that is why government is planning to introduce comprehensive schools with the facility of boarding.