Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah while briefing media in Rawalpindi after appearing in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in fake banks accounts scam, said that all the schemes were approved per the constitution and law.
Murad Ali Shah briefed that he was asked why the scheme got approved that wasn’t included in the budget? To which he replied, according to the constitution, a scheme which is not included in the budget can also be allowed.
Murad Ali Shah furthermore said he has never criticized the federal government in any of his press conferences, even if he disagreed with the Centre’s decision. The press conferences he held were to clarify the “mixed messages” being conveyed to people.
He said that the relaxations in lockdown that were introduced in April had inflicted huge damage on the country. Shah said that decisions should be made while considering the entire country, including Sindh. “Sindh is not a separate land. It is a part of Pakistan,” the chief minister said.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said he does not blame the public for violation of standard operating procedures as “mixed messages” have created confusion regarding the seriousness of the virus. He demanded that a “unified message” be given to people so that they can obey SOPs set by governments. The chief minister said that “nothing was more important than the lives of people”.
“The poor people everyone is supposedly concerned about — and we should be concerned, it’s a good thing — but if a daily wage worker dies from the virus, how will his children eat for the rest of their lives?”+
Let it be known that NAB-Rawalpindi has called Mr. Shah in the case of the solar light in which the anti-graft watchdog has already recovered about Rs290 million through a plea bargain.