KARACHI (Oct 27): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he was thankful to the chief justice of Pakistan for listening to him on various issues such as JIT, health, Thar, dams, cleanliness and others on which wrong impression was being developed.
This he said on Saturday while talking to media just after meeting Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar in his chamber in Supreme Court, Karachi Registry.
He said that he told the chief Justice that the JIT constituted in money laundering case has sought a detailed record of 10 years and the same has been provided to them but definitely it would take some time. At this the chief justice said that the provision of record to JIT is the job of concerned bureaucracy not of the chief minister.
Mr Shah said that there about 80 engineers in Irrigation and Works & Service departments. “We asked all of them to provide record of the contracts they have awarded during the last 10 years,” he said and added “of course, it is a time-consuming job to compile details of last 10 years and they have done it. He said, the JIT wanted provision of such a huge record within two days which was impossible. He also said that the chief justice also appreciated the provincial government for providing record to JIT.
He said that the Chief Justice had not summoned him but had called him for meeting. Chief Justice also said that the media has given it a wrong impression. ‘My meeting with the chief justice was held in a good atmosphere,” he said and added in the start of the meeting the chief justice had congratulated him on his election chief minister for second tenure. He also congratulated his that people of Sindh have reposed confidence in PPPP.
Mr Shah said that he briefed the chief justice of Pakistan about his last 10-year experience with the conditions of Thar and the efforts he has made so far to improve overall day today life.
The chief minister said that he also briefed the chief justice about health facilities established in Thar. “I have requested the chief justice to visit Thar with me and witness our efforts we have made for health, education, infrastructure, livelihood and for energy sectors,” he said and added he was happy that the Chief Justice has also accepted his invitation.
Mr Shah proudly said that the Chief Justice of Pakistan appreciating his efforts said he [CJ] had visited hospitals of KPK but the hospitals of Karachi were much better than those of KPK. “I have requested the chief justice to visit NICVD and he has kindly agreed to my request,” he said.
Replying to a question, the chief minister said that the Bhasha Dam project was actually conceived and approved by PPP government in 2010. “I have given a proposal to the chief Justice of Pakistan to meet with ANG Abbasi who has done a great work on water sector,” he said and added once a meeting was held between them a committee would be constituted to identify the quantum of water which could be brought in the system and the committee would also explore ways means for conservation of water.
Mr Shah said that the chief justice of Pakistan has said that lifting of garbage from the city was the job of government but he had taken its notice just to wake up the concerned authorities and create awareness among the people about the problem he said.
To a question, the chief minister said that the policy and stand of Pakistan Peoples Party on 18thconstitutional amendment was very loud and clear. “If anybody attempts to roll it back I can’t do anything but it is not as much easy as is being considered,” he said and added that the provinces should be made more autonomous instead making attempts to take away their autonomy.
Talking about Pakistan Quarters operation, Mr Shah said that the police had not consulted with the district administration but coordinated with land department of the federal government and started operation. “I have ordered an inquiry into the matter and action would be taken accordingly,” he said.
Replying to a question the chief minister said that 4,600 schools with a good enrolment ratio have been identified for provision of basic facilities.
Murad meet protestors at SC building, listens to their grievances
KARACHI (Oct 27): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah just after meeting Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar met with the people protesting outside the Supreme Court of Pakistan for redressal of their grievances.
The chief minister on Saturday after meeting with Chief Justice of Pakistan in his Chamber was going back to CM House when he saw hundreds of people carrying banners, placards and handbills were staging protest at Supreme Court. He got down of his car and met each and every protesting person and listened to them patiently and ordered redressal of their grievances which were related to his government. Most of the grievances of the people were against the institutions of the federal government and various others had complained of slow trial of their cases in the lower courts.
Land Cases: Some fifteen women and men along with their children told the chief minister that Sardar Sher Mohammad Rind through his people had illegally occupied their lands in Nawabshah. They requested the chief Minister to intervene into matter and get their lands vacated and get them protection. They also said that they were trying to meet Chief Justice of Pakistan for retrieval of the possession of the land. The chief mister directed chief secretary to get a detailed report the commissioner Hyderabad for necessary action.
(b) Mohammad Anwar son of Abdul Karim told the chief minister that he had purchased two plots from Hameed Khan s/o Ali Hyder at Raees Goth, Baldia Town. He made payments for the plot and had constructed a house there. One day, his house was illegally taken over by Hameed Khan and since he was not giving him his house. He also alleged that Hameed Khan was also involved in China cutting over 1000 acres at Raees village. Thechief minister assured him tht he would take action.
(c )A woman, Ms. Nasreen Bibi of village Mozae Kotla, tahseel and district Rajanpur told the chief minister that she was widown and and living with her six innocent children. Some local influential have illegally occupied her home and 14 acre agricultural land on 10thMoharram. She said that she wanted to meet Chief Justice of Pakistan to get her land vacated from the land grabbers.
(d) Yousif Ali and some other people carrying a placard told the chief minister that some policemen of Shahrah-e-Faisal Police station had illegally occupied their homes. They appealed the chief minister to redress their grievances.
The chief minister assured the woman that he would send her application to Punjab government.
Service Matters: The employees of Sindh Government Children Hospital, North Karachi told the chief minister that their hospital was being run on Public Private Partnership. They said that they have not been paid salaries from last three month. At this chief secretary Mumtaz Shah told the chief minister that there were some audit issues, therefore their salaries have been delayed. The chief minister directed chief secretary to personally intervene and their salaries released.
Some 46 constables who have been ousted from service after taking their examination once again were also among the protestors. They said that they were appointed in 2012 and had passed basic Recruitment Training Course from Saeedabad. Latter, the Supreme Court ordered their re-examination and they were failed and removed from the job. The chief minister said that he would consider their request.
Bahawal Khan of Sinjhoro, Distt Sanghar gave an application to Sindh chief minister saying that he was appointed as Workshop Instructor in Education department in 2013. The ducation department without assigning reasons has stopped his salary from March 2014. The chief minister in the case has sought report from education department.
The six male and female teachers of KMC told the chief minister that their salaries have been stopped from 2015. They requested the chief minister to order release of their salaries. The chief minister sent the application to secretary local government for inquiry.
Disappearance Cases: Ms Salma w/o Alamdar Ali told the chief minister that her son Syed Ali Rizvi was picked up by some people dressed in civil dress in two police mobiles in November 2015. Since his son has not returned and she had filed a petition in the high court but nothing has been done so far. The chief minister assured the woman who busted into tears that he would take necessary measures to recover her son.
Ms Rehana told the chief minister that some law enforcement agencies personnel picked up her son Rawal Son of late Abdul Latif from her home on Oct 10, 2018 and since she was running from pillar to post but there was no clue of her son. The chief minister assured that woman that he would take necessary measures to recover her son.
Gulnaz and Mohammad Saleem told the chief minister that their son Mushtaq alias Adil was arrested on July 29, 2015 from usmanabad and the news of his arrested was aired by all the news channels. Since there was no trace or clue of their son. The chief minister assured them that he would take necessary measures for recovery of their son.
Abdul Hameed of Qayumabad Sector-D appealed the chief minister to get his daughter, Asma, 14, recovered.
School Fee: A large number of parents were staging protest against private schools for charging exorbitant fees. They told the chief minister that the private school administration people were threatening them to oust their children or declaring them failed in the examination in case they failed to pay their huge fees. The chief minister directed the chief secretary to redress their issues and implement the order supreme court on school fees.
Interesting Application: A 67-year old Abdul Qadir told the chief minister that his wife late Shahina Parveen was school teaching in a local government School Baldia. She died on Feb 13, 2017. He was receiving her pension. The local government has told him that his pension would be discontinued when he got married or died. “Now, I want to marry but they are stopping my pension,” he said and requested the chief minister to order continuation of his pension and be allowed to get married again. The chief minister told him that his case was typical- “I can’t stop you from getting married – that is your choice, but as far as your pension is concerned I’ll see the rules whether they are allowing to continue the pension or not,” he said.