Zardari tells Sindh govt to establish Thar Arid University

Karachi:March 19:Former president Asif Ai Zardari has directed the Sindh government to establish a Thar Arid University and promote solar energy-based cottage industry in the desert areas of the Tharparkar district, The News learnt on Saturday.
In this regard, the special assistant to chief minister for minority affairs, Dr Khatu Mal Jeewan, who called on Zardari at the Bilawal House, Karachi, presented schemes for the arid university and cottage industry in Thar.
On a request from Dr Khatu Mal Jeewan, Zardari issued directives for the initiation of a process to establish the Thar Arid University, which would produce quality professionals, besides conducting research for economic development through exploring agriculture, livestock and forest potentials of the desert. He told the government to weigh the idea of local cottage industry based on solar energy.The news.