KARACHI: Minister for Information and Local Bodies Sharjeel Inam Memon on Monday said that Pakistan People’s Party(PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement are coalition partners in Sindh government and they are in complete cooperation with each other.
Talking to media at Sindh Assembly building, Memon said that there was no rift among federal and Sindh governments. “In current situation, along with government and private institutions, political parties should set aside their differences and unite on single platform,” he said adding that rift among democratic forces was not in favour of democracy.
Responding to MQM’S response over Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah’s comments, he said that Qaim was a sober and experienced politician and he never criticized anyone without any reasons. “His words were taken in a wrong way and it was no time to hurl statements against each other in a situation when country was facing terrorism and lead shedding.”
He said that in past, there was no such severe load shedding in the country as it was today. Memon said that state minister had disconnected electricity of government institutions, and forced people of interior Sindh to bear 20-hour unannounced load shedding.
The minister said that the provincial government would take up that issue to Prime minister Nawaz Sharif during his Karachi visit.
He said that electricity producing plants were installed at coal sites in the province and they welcomed them as it was necessary to install these plants in order to overcome energy crisis.
He said that illegal water hydrants were not solely responsible for water shortage in the city instead shortage of water at Hub Dam was also a major reason. “I have demolished several illegal hydrants in the Manghopir, an area where law and order situation was worst, yesterday,” he said.
He said that the provincial government and local bodies department were sincere in its efforts to overcome water shortage, however, frequent electricity shutdown at Dhabeji pumping station had also caused disruptions in water supply,” he said.