PSP chief unecessarily raising hue and cry: CM Sindh
HYDERABAD: Dismissing that Pak Sarzameen Party chief (PSP) Mustafa Kamal poses any threat to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that he was unnecessarily raising a hue and cry against their party.
The chief minister speaking to reporters at the Sehwan Sharif airport said that the Mutahida Quami Movement was divided into groups and factions which has confused their own voters.
Kamal on Sunday accused the Sindh chief minister of deliberately reducing the population of Karachi by almost seven million in the census, and that the PPP was aiming to change constituencies by attempting to give one seats from district central to rural areas which should be stopped.
He also blamed CM Sindh for the water shortage in Karachi, and claimed that the Karachi circular railway project had been excluded from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
CM Sindh also denied any existential threat posed Pakistan Teheek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the province. However, he said that all democratic parties including minor ones have the right to hold rallies and political gatherings in any district of the province, but this merely cannot win elections.
He said the next election will demonstrate that the PPP can win constituencies across the country under the leadership of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who he said will be the next prime minister.
“It will be crystal clear in the next elections, and the world will see, the PPP will win seats across the country under the leadership of Bilawal and emerge victorious,” he said.
When asked about the baton-charge by police at the teachers’ protest in Karachi , CM Sindh disapproved of the high-handedness and said that PPP chairman Bilawal and the government of Sindh have taken notice and an inquiry is being conducted.
However, he maintained that the teachers should express restraint and should refrain from protesting in front of sensitive installations and buildings. “Protesting in front of sensitive installations is illegal, but peaceful protest is the democratic right of everyone and no one can take it from us.”
CM Sindh said that all arrangements have been complete for the tenth death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto which will be addressed by Bilawal and the senior PPP leadership. He said the PPP will file an appeal against those acquitted in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, and will use all legal options at every forum, and that conspirators will eventually be punished.
Speaking about the multi-party alliance formed against the PPP, the chief minister said that such alliances were formed against the PPP in every era which is rejected by the people on the ballot box, and similarly will be witnessed in the next elections.
He dismissed that the PPP will form an electoral alliance with any other political party as it is large democractic party capable of winning across the country, and has no need to form any alliance.