Zardari aims to convert barren land into goldmine with proposed 'Zulfikarabad' city

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Karachi, Aug.18 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the Sindh government to identify a million acres of barren land near the sea coast in Thatta district where a city named Zulfikarabad would be established.

State Minister for Information, Samsam Ali Bukhari said Zardari has asked the concerned authorities to develop an ultra modern city in the memory of the late President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

"Zulfikarabad will be the first city to be created after partition. The proposed city would have the latest infrastructure and facilities like Dubai, Karachi and Islamabad," The Daily Times quoted Bukhari, as saying.

"The president has directed that land identification be completed within weeks so that he could take the proposal to Chinese investors during his next visit to China," he added.

Zardari met Sindh Governor D. Ishratul Ibad and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and other top officials and some architects from the private sector to discuss about the proposed project.

According to a statement released by the Bilawal House, international consultants would be invited to design the new city.

The statement said the whole concept is visualized by Zardari who aims to convert useless state land into a 'gold mine'. (ANI)

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