SHC adjourns hearing of petition seeking funds for opposition MPAs’ constituencies

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court’s (SHC) on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) lawmakers accusing the Sindh government of discriminating against their constituencies in release of funds for uplift schemes.

PML-F MPA Nusrat Sehar Abbasi and Pir Rashid Shah have petitioned the high court seeking its directives for the government to release funds for development projects to be executed in their respective constituencies.

The petitioners cited Sindh chief secretary, planning and development department’s secretary, Sindh chief minister’s principal secretary and other provincial authorities as respondents.

The legislators, represented by Advocate Mulla Bux Khattian, alleged that their constituents were being meted out unjust treatment in terms of withholding funds for development schemes to be undertaken in their areas only because of their political affiliation.

Ms Abbasi, elected on a seat reserved for women, and Pir Rashid Shah, MPA from Khairpur, submitted that the local authorities had approved their uplift projects; however, they couldn’t be executed for short of funds.

They pleaded to the judges to direct the provincial government to release funds for the approved development schemes.

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