By GR Junejo
Umerkot: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari visited the village Kharerro Syed on Wednesday and offered condolence to the heirs of party leader and MPA Syed Ali Mardan Shah, who passed away on January 19, 2020 due to cardiac failure.
Bilawal said on this occasion that the demise of Syed Ali Mardan Shah was a great loss of party as well as the people of Umerkot district, as he did the popular politics and served the masses of his constituency.
Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah visited the village Kharerro Syed and offered condolence to Syed Ali Mardan Shah’s son Syed Ameer Ali Shah, Sindh Culture Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah and Noor Ali Shah.
Chief Minister was accompanied by provincial minister Syed Nasir Shah, Shabir Bijarani, Taimur Talpur, Nawab Yousuf Talpur, Fakeer Sher Muhammad Bilalani and others.
Speaking to the media after the condolence, Syed Murad Ali Shah said Syed Ali Mardan Shah was senior politician and like a teacher for him as he did politics with his father Syed Abdullah Shah.
Responding to questions from media persons, Chief Minister said his government has differences with Center because Sindh is not being treated equally. “Sindh is not being paid due share from the resources.”
“We have differences with Center over many issues like natural gas and others,” he added.
About the wheat shortage, he told that transporters’ strike caused delay in arrival of wheat purchased from PASCO. “Whenever you export the wheat, it will create crisis in the country,” Murad said referring to the 40,000 tons of wheat donated to a country by the PTI government. “Once such crisis developed during Nawaz government in the past,” he told.
To a question about locust swarms, Murad Shah said his government had started working six months back but the federal plant protection department had no capacity to operate. “We released grant which they refused and later asked for supplying fuel and pesticides which we did.”
“In fact the Federal government’s negative attitude is the root-cause of all the issues from locust swarms to wheat shortage,” he remarked.
Shah said Thar Coal Projects would change the fate of Thar and the people of the desert.