WAHUR (SN Online): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the constitution of Pakistan strengthens him to provide natural gas to the people of the province first and then share it with other provinces If it is in surplus.
This he said while talking to media at his native village Wahur where he has gone to observe 10th death anniversary of his father and former chief minister Syed Abdullah Shah this evening.
He said that the pseudo politicians, parliamentarian and ministers were giving the impression that the chief minister has no courage to stop gas supply to other provinces. ” I would advise them to read the constitution which empowers him to first meet the gas requirement of people of Sindh and then share with other provinces,” he said.
The chief minister said that he was working hard to reduce the shortfall of power in the country. “The Sindh government has established a 100 MW power plant and has laid transmission line from Nooriabad to Karachi but SSGC at behest of some ministers who are against the move to steer the country out of darkness are reluctant to provide gas under one or the other pretext,” he said and added ” now enough is enough we would not allow you playing ping pong by passing the buck on Sindh government.
Terming the SSGC company statement about provision of bank guarantee as absurd and the chief minister said these guarantees are submitted once agreement is signed. ” People of this country are well aware – don’t try to hoodwink them,” he advised SSGC and some others who are misguiding people.
Replying to a question, Syed Murad Ali Shah said that Nawaz Sharif was prime minister of Pakistan and he could visit Jacobabad and any part of the province. “I am inviting him to Sehwan also and solve the problem of the people,” he said and went on saying his team was trying to fail him because they are not sincere to solve the energy crisis.
He said that the IG police was working on the instruction of Sindh High Court.
Talking about Chairman Senate who has returned his security squad against the attitude of federal ministers, he said the PML- N has never given importance to parliament because they believe in dictatorship.
Syed Murad Ali Shah concluding his talk said that no matter what some ministers, N-league member and other seasonal politicians say but “I assure people of Sindh that I would be protecting and fighting for their rights. It is my mandate and it is my constitutional responsibility,” he said.