Sindh assembly starts pre-budget discussion


Karachi: Sindh Assembly here Tuesday started pre-budget discussion in which different lawmakers highlighted problems of their constituencies and requested to add them in projects of the coming budget.

The speakers were dismayed over poor spending of the released budgetary funds on development schemes. They said it is injustice that the government of Sindh is even not ready to spend the released funds for the welfare of citizens. They said the rulers of Punjab are sincere with Lahore, but the rulers of Sindh are not serious to develop their capital city of Karachi. They said today Lahore is at least 25 years ahead of Karachi and after Lahore many other cities of Punjab are getting Metro Bus projects. They also expressed concern in rampant corruption and injustice with masses. They said condition of roads, irrigation and health in interior Sindh was pathetically poor, while Karachiites face acute shortage of drinking water.

Twelve speakers, six belonging to Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), five to Pakistan Peoples’ Party Parliamentarian (PPPP) and one to Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) spoke.

Later, the House was adjourned till Friday, May 15, 2015.

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