United States Senator Robert Bob Croker calls on Governor Sindh

Karachi, July 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): American Senator, Robert Bob Croker, Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Michael Phelan and Jamil Jaffer, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Professional Staff Member, called on Sindh Governor, Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, at the Governor House here on Friday.

US Ambassador to Pakistan, Richard Olson, Consul General of US in Karachi Michael Dodman and Political and Economics Chief, Anupama Prattipati, were also present on the occasion. While talking to the Governor, the senators said American people wished that Pakistan attained progress and showed convergence towards developed nations.

He said US was already playing its role to help Pakistan in building its economy. “We are fully aware of the dire need of energy in Pakistan. We are already contributing to help meet this challenge,” he added. Talking on the occasion Sindh Governor, Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, said it was good to see that USAID was helping the people of Pakistan through various programmes.

These need-based programmes will have a great impact on the society. This is for the first time that people of rural and urban areas developed a feeling that they are being taken care of. Still there is lot to be done. He said Pakistan was striving to address the challenges of economy, unemployment, education and poverty. This is the high time that Americans may take the tangible and non-tangible benefit of investment in Pakistan especially in Karachi.

As Karachi being the economic hub, and an engine of growth in Pakistan, needs some special attention from developed countries in the shape of investment. Sectors like infrastructure development, water supply schemes, solid waste management and energy management will provide direct benefit to the people of the city and country besides, co-operation in higher education.

He said those were the areas where investment would create a soft image of America and a winning situation for all stake holders. Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan thanked the Senator and the delegation for visiting Pakistan, especially Karachi.

For more information, contact:
Syed Wajahat Ali
Press Secretary to Governor
Sindh Governor House
Tel: 99201217, 99201201-3
Email: press_secretary@governorsindh.gov.pk