KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in his meeting with Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Paulo Neves Pocunho has decided to invite Portuguese football coaches to professionally train players of Lyari.
The ambassador of Portugal called on Sindh CM at the Chief Minister House in Karachi and discussed football, renewable energy and education exchange programmes with him.
CM Murad said that the children of Lyari were fond of football and they had good teams. “But, I want to get them trained professionally so that they can play professional international matches,” he said. The visiting diplomat agreed to invite football coaches to Karachi. The chief minister directed the Sindh Sport Department to invite Portuguese coaches officially.
In the meeting, both agreed to start students exchange programme for different graduates and post graduate courses. The chief minister directed University & Boards Department to coordinate with the ambassador so that it could be implemented mutually.
He said that the Portugal had latest technology for generating renewable energy. He said that Sindh had a vast wind corridor which had the capacity of generating 50,000 MW but so far the province had been able to generate only 1200 MW.
Murad Shah said that there was an issue of evacuation of the renewable energy for which his government had formed grid company. The ambassador said that the Portuguese firms would love to work in renewable energy, wind and solar with the Sindh government. Therefore, the investment department and the department of energy was assigned the task to coordinate with the ambassador.
The chief minister presented a shield, ajrak and Sindhi cap to the ambassador of Portugal.