Sindh to file review petition on delimitation verdict


KARACHI: Sindh Minister for information, archives and local government Sharjeel Inam Memon said Sindh government would file q review petition regarding ruling of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on the issue of delimitations in Sindh province.

Talking to the newsmen prior to the commencement of Sindh assembly session Monday inside the premise of Sindh assembly, he said that the 18th constitutional amendment had empowered provinces and the powers for carrying out delimitations were not out of the context of the provisions of the 18th constitutional amendments. Henceforth, Sindh government would file a review petition in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on its ruling on delimitations that were carried in the province in recent past.

He categorically refuted reports on winding up the ongoing targeted operation in Karachi against the terrorists and criminals and said that the targeted operation was in full swing quite successfully. The crime rate in Karachi has declined as a result of targeted action by Police and Pakistan Rangers Sindh and many hardened criminals and terrorists awarded sentences for their crimes.

Memon said that he would neither confirm nor would contradict reports about Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s return to treasury benches as coalition partner of Pakistan people’s Party in Sindh government. MQM had been an ally to PPP in past and there would be no harm if they once again decide about joining the treasury benches. However, the terms and conditions about MQM’s joining Sindh government appearing in media were sheer speculations because MQM could lay its terms and conditions after becoming part of the treasury benches.

The Minister also said that portfolios were with the blessing of Sindh government and Pakistan People’s Party and all had to abide by the decisions of the party.

He also said that some prisoners were shifted to other prisons after they were declared as most dangerous and they would not be brought back to Karachi Central Prison.

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