KARACHI - Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that all stakeholders, including the centre and Punjab have amicably decided not to construct the Kalabagh Dam, which is not feasible in the larger interest of country. Talking to media men after addressing the participants of 91st batch of National Management Course at CM House, Qaim Ali Shah said that at present seawater eroded more than two million acres fertile land of Thatta and Badin Districts due to less flow of water downstream Kotri Barrage. He said that Abbasi commission, formed by former President Pervez Musharraf, in its report said that there was no need of Kalabagh Dam. The Chief Minister further said that as per report of Statistics Division, Sindh generates 67 per cent of revenue of the country and Sindh government was firmly pleading its case with Federal government for judicious NFC Award for Sindh. Sindh Chief Minister said the education and health sectors have been given priority in the process of development of Sindh while employment issue has also been addressed in befitting manners under Peoples Party manifesto. He said that more than 40,000 unemployed youth have been provided jobs in various government departments, out of which 18,000 have been inducted as teachers on merit under transparent manners. Qaim Ali Shah added that under Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Youth Development Programme, 41,000 youth have been provided skilled Training in various trades so as to make them demandable one to earn livelihood. He added that emphasis has been made to encourage projects aimed at poverty alleviation. He said that the slogan of Roti, Kapra Aur Makan has been made charter of party programme and planning has been evolved which was conceived and finalized by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. He informed that as per strategy, women and girls were being attracted and inducted in development process, which was major portion of population, totally neglected particularly in rural areas. He said that girl students were being encouraged in educational institutions and were being given stipend upto Rs2,400/- to Rs3,400/- per year for primary pass girls who will continue studies upto metric. As many as 3,30,000 girls availing this facility. Sindh Chief Minister said that as per requirement of World Bank, emphasis has been made towards promotion of Primary education while efforts were being made for quality education for which teachers were being recruited on merit basis. He informed that during last year, 58 percent budget was enhanced for education sector and 180 percent budgetary allocation was enhanced in health sector. He said that after improvement of facilities for 840 Basic Health Units and launching Hepatitis programme in the province, this year efforts were being to improve health services and facilities at Rural Health Centres and District Headquarter Hospitals. Qaim Ali Shah said that Rs2.5 billion have been provided for Hepatitis programme while health insurance scheme is being launched for the assistance of poorest of the poor. He said that agriculture was the backbone of the economy and government has made emphasis to give incentives to grower so as to get maximum production and yield of various commodities. Earlier, Chief Secretary Sindh Faza1-ur-Rehman in his briefing highlighted various spheres of development projects. He said that 43000 acres of land has been distributed among 6000 poor women haris with incentives of land leveling, seed, fertilizer while Rs2 billion were being spent on construction of houses for homeless people. He said that tourists sports include Gorakh Hill Station were developed for which Master Plan has been approved. He added that Sindh Education Reform Programme has been launched while Keenjhar lake was being developed and renovated. The Chief Secretary informed that besides establishment of agro-based industries, Thar Coal and Energy Project, Hyderabad -Mirpurkhas road under Public-private partnership while school of Arts is being opened in Sukkur. The leader of 21-member delegation of National Management Course Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Javed Hasan thanked the Chief Minister for warm welcome and briefing. He presented shield while the Chief Minister also gave Chief Ministers crest to him. Secretaries of Home, Health, Education, and others were also present in the briefing.