KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders Syed Najmi Alam, Nadeem Bhutto and Lateef Mughal have condemned federal government over the decision of shifting of four key sections of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to Lahore.
According to a statement releaased by the party, the PPP leaders said this step would sow seeds of discord among the provinces and “a deep wave of frustration and abhorrence would penetrate among the people of Sindh”.
They said the founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had laid the foundation of SBP in Karachi by realising the importance of the city as huge potential for the country’s trade and economy.
“Quaid-i-Azam could have also preferred Lahore, Quetta or Peshawar for laying the foundation of SBP but he had chosen Karachi because of its dynamic potential for trade and commerce,” the statement reads.
The PPP leaders claimed that PMLN’s government in centre is deliberately conspiring against the federation of Pakistan, which would leave its devastating impacts and such steps should be avoided and reversed, adding that the SBP spokesperson’s rebuttal in this regard is tantamount to concealing the actual scheme and is creating more doubts.