KARACHI - The Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) while alleging the PPP’s Sindh government for pre-LG polls rigging through delimitations, has demanded the PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to remove Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah who has failed to control the law and order in the province.
Addressing a press conference at his residence, Imtiaz Ali Shaikh, the Sindh general secretary of the PML-F and special assistant to the prime minister, said the ongoing delimitation process in Sindh was a pre-local government poll rigging plan orchestrated by the PPP government in the province.
He demanded that session judges should have been made the appellate authority instead of commissioners to hear objections on the delimitation.
Along with other party leaders, the PML-F leader said it was a calculated move on Sindh government’s part to entrust the commissioners as the appellate authority so that they could carry out pre-poll rigging to influence the upcoming LG elections in the province.
He said the government ministers and MPAs while sitting in the offices of commissioners and DCs were instructing the officers to make delimitations according to their wishes.
He said the PPP government had started political victimisation against the PML-N and nationalist parties in the province aiming to threaten them not to take part in the LG elections.
Coming hard on Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah, he said Shah had failed even to control the deteriorating law and order situation in his native district Khairpur where more than a dozen people had been kidnapped recently. He said the ‘captain’ of Sindh had failed so Zardari should remove him immediately and appoint a new ‘captain’, he demanded.
Commenting on the ongoing operation in Karachi, he said targeted action had been proved effective which should continue to eradicate crimes from the City.