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Census issue must be resolved before holding LG polls – Murad Shah

Census issue must be resolved before holding LG polls – Murad Shah
CM Murad Ali Shah talking to media at village Ali Hassan Shahani

Incorrect census results will deprive Sindh of its due rights; PTI shelved the Manchhar Lake Rehabilitation Scheme soon after coming into power in 2018

Sehwan: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Sunday that the local government (LG) elections in the province will be held before the general elections and that too on the party basis however the PPP government’s endeavor is to get resolved the census issue.

“Sindh had raised the objections on incorrect census results that had shown our population very less. We had taken up this issue at the meeting of Council of Common Interest (CCI) presenting all the evidences and I was the only member who gave a dissent vote against the census result. Again, using the constitutional right, Sindh raised this issue in joint session of Parliament, and has written a letter for summoning the joint session,” he said during media talk at village Ali Hassan Shahani.

Watch video: LG Polls on party basis – Census issue to be taken in parliament 

“Resolving census issue is must as the incorrect results would deprive Sindh of its due rights,” he said and added that it was also necessary so that LG polls could be held in a way that no one would object.

“Definitely the LG polls would be held on party basis. It had been our demand and also the law envisages holding these polls on party basis,” he said on a question.

To a question about meeting between Nawaz Sharif and Afghan representative, Shah said he has heard such reports just through the media.

Watch Video: PTI develops problems with China

While criticizing the PTI government’s foreign policy, Shah said, “The foreign policy of present rulers has failed. Country’s relations with eastern neighbor India were already strained while relations with western neighbors Iran and Afghanistan remain affected and now there are issues in relations with China.”

On another query, Murad Shah opined that the PDM parties must unite to strengthen the opposition.”Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had convened All Parties Conference and formed the PDM to get rid of the Imran government, but some elements exerted pressure on Bilawal Bhutto for resignation,” he said.

Watch Video: Opposition too seems confused

“Now, as Bilawal Bhutto has said, the PTI government is baffled, but the opposition too seems confused,” Shah said.

Chief Minister said the federal government has unleashed storm of inflation which has made lives of common man miserable.

On a question, he condemned the media trial of Agha Siraj Durrani, Speaker Sindh Assembly and said that Durrani was tried by the NAB which defamed him but no evidence was found.

Watch Video: PTI government shelved Manchhar Lake Rehabilitation Project 

When the Chief Minister’s attention was drawn towards destruction of agricultural land and the Manchhar Lake due to salinity, Shah said soon as he became the Chief Minister in 2017, he had got approved a scheme from federal government for rehabilitation of Manchhar Lake, as Sindh government was not in position to afford such a heavy cost of project. “But, unfortunately, in 2018, when the PTI came into power, it scrapped the project.”


Sindh Courier