Media misleading nation over Thar situation: Qaim
SUKKUR: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday set aside the rumours of a probable forward bloc in the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
Talking to media men at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, he said that the PPP’s Sindh council had met on Friday in Karachi and lauded the performance of the Sindh government as well as the party leadership. Over the issue of Thar, he said the media had created hype and was misleading the nation with inappropriate reports. Only 55 people died in Thar and the drought in Thar was due to the lack of rainfall in the region, he added. Shah also informed that the relief activities were underway in the drought-hit region, adding that the provincial government, along with the Centre, was making all-out efforts to provide relief to the people of Thar.
About rift with Makhdoom Amin Fahim, he said that he had addressed the concerns of Makhdoom Amin Fahim. He said investigation was underway to probe the negligence of the officials in the distribution of wheat and added those responsible would not be spared.
Commenting on the situation of Lyari, he said Rangers and police had initiated a stern action against the groups, adding that the announcement of ceasefire by the Lyari groups was good but the government was determined to ensure its writ.
On the occasion, Qaim lauded the efforts of the law enforcement agencies, saying they were doing a very good job. He informed that he had apprised the prime minister on the current Karachi situation in a meeting and demanded infrastructure and capacity building for the Sindh police.
Meanwhile, the CM also held a meeting with the Mazar Committee of Garhi Khuda Bakhsh Bhutto to discuss the security and other issues with regard to the death anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto falling on April 4.