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People are fed up of plunder and corruption policies of Sindh govt: Haleem Adil Sheikh

KARACHI, Aug 07 (APP):Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh said that it was the last tenure of PPP government in Sindh as the people of the province were fed up of its policies of plunder and corruption in the province.

He expressed the views while talking to media persons outside the Central Prison Karachi after hearing of Malir by-elections and anti-encroachment operation cases in Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) here Saturday.

Earlier, Haleem Adil Sheikh and others appeared before the anti-terrorism court at the Central Prison Karachi. Due to absence of government prosecutor and non provision of copies of challan to the respondent, the ATC adjourned the hearing of the case to August 30.

Haleem Adil Sheikh said that he had appeared before a court in Ghotki the other day while he was present here at Karachi on the next day.

“I have to appear before the courts in Malir and Umerkot as well as Anti-Terrorism Court,” he said and added that his crime should be unveiled before the people of Sindh who were watching that the Opposition Leader was attacked at a time and then falsely involved in cases of terrorism as well.

In Sindh, only one case was filed in anti-corruption courts during previous seven months and that one was against a Head Constable of police, he pointed out and inquired, if corruption was totally rooted out from the province?

The PTI leader said that he was advocating the deprived and marginalized people of Sindh and was antagonist to the terrorists who were fleecing the resources of the province and violating rights of the people.

PPP has been plundering the resources of Sindh since 13 years and the people were being deprived of their fundamental rights and basic amenities, Sheikh said asserting that it was Asif Zardari’s last term and he was not seeing PPP come in power in Sindh again.

He alleged the PPP Sindh government for ruthlessly spoiling the provincial institutions and said that now they handed over the economic hub of the country Karachi to a person who was rejected by the people of the metropolis.

PPP left no stone upturned to destroy Karachi and now the remaining work would be done by Murtaza Wahab who was placed there to cover up their wrongdoings of the past, Haleem maintained adding that the step was taken without any consultation with other stakeholders.

Moreover, some provincial ministers were holding more than two portfolios while a herd of advisors and special assistants was included in the cabinet at the same time, the Opposition Leader said and added that they would move the courts against illegals steps of the provincial government.

He said that the federal institutions were being mobilized in the province to ameliorate the situation while Prime Minister Imran Khan would also visit and hold public gatherings in Sindh and added, the federal government has earmarked Rs 25 billion for dredging and clearing of main disposal channels including Gujjar, Orangi and Mehmoodabad nullahs in the provincial capital.

Haleem Adil said that the federal government was also taking care of basic issue of transport in the metropolis and the people would see green line bus service plying on the roads of Karachi in September while work was also in progress on Karachi Circular Railway and Motorway projects.

He also lamented the provincial government’s unilateral and arbitrary decision of imposing harsh lockdown in Sindh and remarked that such decision would cast negative impacts on national economy as a one-week long lockdown might drag the country’s economy several months back.

The livelihood of millions of people depends on daily wage works while health facilities in the province are not adequate as well, he observed and informed that Rs 5 billion were sanctioned last year for Sindh government to deal with COVID-19 situation but they had spent not a single rupee and the entire budget was lapsed. The Sindh government did not procure a single dose of corona vaccine so far, he further added.

The PTI leader appealed to the masses to adopt the precautionary measures, wear face masks and get them vaccinated against the contagion as lack of health facilities even shortage of hepatitis and anti-rabies vaccine in public hospitals did not bother the provincial executive.

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