KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday termed the policies of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a threat to the federation, which have created ripples and pitted federating units against each other.
“Instead of adopting uniformed policies, Nawaz Sharif was trying to appease some specific circles in parts of Punjab,” said the PPP chairman in a statement.
He said that approval of 97 gas provision projects worth Rs37 billion in specific areas amounts to negating the federation and inciting provinces against each other.
Bilawal said that the federal government rejected several requests for provision of domestic gas connections in rural and urban areas of Sindh.
He stated all such requests were turned down on the pretext of moratorium, and even the historic city of Umerkot has not been provided gas despite payments to the gas company.
Calling the PPP as the ‘chain of the federation’, Bilawal said that they would not allow Sharif to harm the federation for the sake of winning a few seats through his cronies and beneficiaries.
He said those who raised ethnic slogans for political and personal mileage again pose a threat to the unity among provinces, by violating the constitution which clearly protects the interest of provinces.
He pointed out that Nawaz Sharif threw away key projects such as Keti Bunder and Thar Coal in late nineties, and terminated thousands of government employees from the smaller provinces recruited by government of Benazir Bhutto.
Bilawal endorsed the letter from Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah to the Prime Minister about the unconstitutional and illegal new gas projects.
He warmed that the PPP and other democratic parties will not tolerate any overt or covert threat to the federation.