No pressure on Sindh government for extending Rangers period: CM

LARKANA: There is no pressure on Sindh government for extending Rangers period in Sindh because after passage of 18th Amendment only provincial assembly has the power to extend it, adding that the bill will be passed within next 60 days.

Provincial government is taking action against corruption and will continue to do so. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah while talking to media in Garhi Khuda Bux after offering Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in the Bhutto leaders’ mazar.

The chief minister said that strict action will continue against corruption in the province. He said that transfers and postings were not the job of apex committee and all these were carried out on his directives.

He said that after Pakistan army’s operation in North Waziristan, terrorists had come to Sindh that’s why we were carrying out operation against them with the help of Pakistan Army and federal government. “Shah said success has been achieved with joint efforts of Rangers and police who have laid down their precious lives for the peace.” He said that it is the fundamental responsibility of Sindh government to maintain peace for which we were asked before about our first priority and we had replied that peace would be our top priority.

Shah said that cases registered against Altaf Hussain will be probed. “It was old practice that if nothing is proved then accused is set free.” Shah said that he is the incharge of maintaining peace in Sindh for which Rangers is doing a wonderful job round-the-clock.

To a question, Shah said that action is underway against corruption and it will be further accelerated soon. He urged his party activists to cooperate with the government in establishing good governance in Sindh. CM said that according to the vision of martyred Bhutto leaders jobs have been given, whil 180,000 people have been imparted technical training and 150,000 more are under training.

CM was accompanied by Agha Siraj Durrani, MPA Mohammad Ali Bhutto and others. Later, Shah distributed Eid gifts among the poor people. He also went to Larkana and offered condolences with Ayaz Soomro and his brothers over the death of their father.