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“Will not share executive powers of the province with anyone”

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

17th Aug, 2020. 04:25 pm
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Murad Ali Shah

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah rejected all conspiracies related to the formation of any committee or deal between Federal and Sindh government to resolve the matters of Karachi.

According to the details, addressing a press conference in Karachi,  the Sindh chief minister said the provincial government will not share executive powers of Sindh Assembly with any other political party.

“We are ready to work with Centre for the betterment of Karachi, but will not share executive powers of the province with anyone,” he said.

Murad Ali Shah said that situation turned worse in Karachi due to the recent spell of monsoon rains, adding that Sindh government took effective measures during the Karachi rains.

The Sindh chief minister said it right of the provincial government to appoint an administrator.”Several names for the appointment of a new Karachi administrator are under consideration.”

Murad Ali Shah said 38 drains were cleared by Sindh government.

Earlier the Supreme Court of Pakistan termed Sindh Government a ‘Completely Failed’ and ordered National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to clean all Karachi nullahs and remove encroachments around them in three months.

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard on the petition of illegal encroachments on drains at the SC Karachi registry.

During the proceedings, Chief Justice Pakistan Gulzar asked Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani about the ongoing cleaning work on Karachi sewerage drains.

The Commissioner Karachi informed the court that NDMA has cleaned the city’s three main nullahs.

“There are 38 big and 514 small drains in Karachi. NDMA has cleaned Karachi’s three major storm-water drains.”

Upon which, the CJP Gulzar questioned why NDMA hasn’t completed the cleaning work of other Karachi drains?

“This was the responsibility of Sindh government to clean Karachi’s water drains, but the center intervened after the provincial government failed to clean Karachi drains,” the chief justice remarked.

Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Javed Khan told the top court that the federal government is engaging in long considerations on different legal and constitutional options to save Karachi.

“Karachi has become an orphan city at the moment. Pakistan will be destroyed if Karachi is ruined.”

While expressing dissatisfaction over the performance of the provincial government, the chief justice said that the government has ruined the city in the last 10 years and did nothing for the better of people.

While ordering NDMA to clean Karachi water drains within three months also ordered the Sindh government to fully assist NDMA in the cleaning process of drains and encroachments.

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