Nobody to be allowed to create hurdles in Edhi Foundation’s work: Sindh CM
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday said nobody would be allowed to create problems in the work of Edhi Foundation.
Taking notice of issues raised by Bilquis Edhi and Faisal Edhi, the chief minister sought a report from the commissioners of Karachi and Hyderabad in this regard.
In a press conference on Wednesday son of legendary philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, Faisal Edhi, said that certain political figures were trying to seize lands of the welfare organisation in Sindh.
Murad directed Commissioner Karachi and Hyderabad to listen all the problems faced by Edhi Foundation and report to him after resolving them.
He directed the commissioner Hyderabad to look after Edhi Foundation properly and solve their matters on top priority basis. “They [Edhi} are doing best service for humanity and it becomes our responsibility to support them and help them in their services,” he said.
The chief minister also spoke to Commissioner Karachi and directed him to meet Faisal edhi personally and solve his problems. “This is quite surprising and deplorable that the people of land mafia are grabbing the property of the Edhi Foundation,” he said and asked where is the administration and what they are doing? The person like Faisal Edhi should not be made so helpless that they had to reach the administration and government through press conferences.
“It is our responsibility to remain in touch with them so that they keep their service continue and improve them further,” he said.
Murad orders provision of space for Edhi center in Thatta
The Sindh CM also directed Commissioner Hyderabad to make necessary arrangements for provision of office space for Edhi Foundation in Thatta so that they could continue unhindered welfare service there.
He said that Edhi was doing a great service to humanity and nobody would be allowed to grab their property or disturb their welfare services.
The Commissioner Hyderabad told the CM that the local administration of Thatta had not shut the center of the Edhi Foundation but it had been shut on the orders of the court.
On this the chief minister directed him to provide an adequate space to Edhi for establishment of their center at Thatta till the case was decided.