Budget to be approved today PPP believes in reconciliation: Nasir

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that Pakistan People’s Party had always followed politics of reconciliation but other political parties had reciprocated with politics of hypocrisy.

He added that what was happening in the Sindh Assembly was against the agreed principals. Before the budget session, the Speaker of the Sindh Assembly had invited the opposition for ensuring peaceful atmosphere in the session, which was attended by Pakistan Tehreek Insaf and Grand Democratic Alliance, while Muttahda Quami Moment Pakistan stayed away.

He added that on the on the insistence of opposition parties all the members of Sindh assembly were invited to raise the issues of their constituencies and one day was extended in the assembly session. He expressed these views while talking to media at Sindh Assembly Media corner, along with Provincial Minister for Mines and Mineral Development Shabir Ali Bijarani and Provincial Law Adviser Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Thursday.

Provincial Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that MQM had been making noises during the speeches of government members and kept uproar in assembly for two days. Today, despite the Speaker’s warning, their attitude remained the same and the Speaker adjourned the sitting for some time.

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that they held talks with them and he himself walked away to pursue them and also opposition leader spoke with them but they continued.
“The MQM submits hundreds of cut motions every year, but this year they have not filed a single cut motion on the budget . It seems to me that someone has conspired against them,” the minister said.
Provincial Minister for Information said that in line with the vision of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the Chief Minister Sindh and his team have given the best budget in difficult circumstances. Despite cut of more than Rs 80 billion in federal transfers in the current financial year, the best budget has been given.
He said that MQM was shedding crocodile tears by alleging that nothing has been kept for Karachi in the budget. He said that Rs 991 billion schemes were underway in Karachi while Rs 91 billion has been earmarked for development schemes in the next financial year 2021-22.
He said that those who made claim for the mandate of Karachi, have not even a single MPA seat in three districts including in Malir, South and East. They are once again sowing the seeds of hate. The Minister added that MQM alleged PPP for carrying out economic massacre of Karachi, which was misleading and trying to play with emotions of people of this city. He said that MQM was party which had carried out physical massacre in Karachi and hundreds were burned alive in Baldia factory by those so called “Nafees Log”.
“Demand of southern province was actually connection to mind set of Jinnah pur,” the Information Minister said and added that the people of Karachi have discarded the politics of hatred. Replying to a question, Provincial Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that Pakistan Peoples Party has faced conspiracies and know how to counter these conspiracies and added that InshaAllah budget would be approved on Friday.
To another question, he said that Sindh government will allow political gatherings and rallies but will not allow anyone to take law into hand. He said that there were pictures of Altaf Hussain in Bahria Town protest, why slogans of ‘Long live Altaf’ were chanted. Urdu speakers and Sindhi must understand this conspiracy. He said that such politics will not work now. Now, politics of Pakistan and development will flourish in the country.
On the occasion, Provincial Minister for Mine and Mineral Development Shabir Ali Bijarani said that Haleem Adil Sheikh has accused him of sponsoring dacoits. He advised Haleem Adil to correct the record. Our family had been in politics from pre-partition period and his father and grandfather had always done the politics of nobility. My grandfather had voted in favour of Pakistan resolution. Haleem Adil Sheikh has entered in politics in recent years and promoting chaos in politics. One can guess the mentality of such a man, who have replaced his own party opposition leader Firdos Shamim Naqvi with conspiracy. He said that he has served legal notice to Haleem Adil Sheikh through his counsel and if no reply is received within 15 days, legal action would be initiated against him.