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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Tuesday said that since 2008-9, the provincial government has been giving subsidies on different items such as tractor, electricity, wheat and sugarcane just to encourage production and consumption.

Talking to media at Mazar-e-Quaid after paying tribute to Father of the Nation on the occasion of his 143rd birth anniversary, the chief minister said that the provincial government had given subsidy to power plants to reduce load-shedding duration, gave subsidy on tractors to strengthen small farmers, gave subsidy of Rs. 12 on sugarcane and has been giving subsidy on wheat since long.

To a question about recent incident of target killing in Nazimabad, the chief minister said that it was being probed thoroughly and the culprits would be brought to book.

"After the incident of Army Public School, Peshawar we had launched an intelligence based well-organised targeted operation against terrorists, target killers and extortionists in the city," he said and added Army, Rangers, police and intelligence agencies worked day and night and eliminated all the terrorists and their networks, he said.

He said that he along with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and cabinet members had visited Mazar-e-Quaid to reiterate his commitment to work for a prosper Pakistan. "Today is the birth anniversary of Father of Nation and we are at Mazar-i-Quaid to pay him tribute and reiterate our commitment to maintain law and order, work in health and education sectors and make Sindh a healthy, wealthy and peaceful province."

Earlier, the chief minister laid a wreath, offered Fateha and recorded his impressions in the visitor's book.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2018