KARACHI - The PML-F, PML-Q and NPP ministers on Monday invited the ruling PPP for a debate on the ‘controversial’ Sindh People’s Local Government Ordinance 2012, asserting that they had tendered resignations to the Chief Minister’s Secretariat in the presence of the media.
Addressing a joint news conference, PML-F’s Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh and Nusrat Sehar Abbasi, PML-Q’s Shaharyar Mahar and NPP’s Naeemur Rehman announced their support to the protest call given by the nationalists for tomorrow (September 26) to block the national and super highways connecting Sindh with other provinces.
They, however, rejected the claim of Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah that their resignations did not reach the Governor’s House, saying that they handed their resignations to the chief minister in front of the media.
They also announced that they would move a joint application to the Sindh Assembly speaker for the allotment of opposition seats. “Later, we will nominate the leader of the opposition,” they added. The PML-F, PML-Q and NPP leaders contended that the PPP had divided the province through the ordinance and hence the doors had been closed to rejoin the ruling coalition.
They said the ruling PPP, which claimed to be the champion of rights and democracy, imposed a new law through an ordinance, as they knew that their own lawmakers would oppose it.
They criticised the government, saying that whilst in the coalition set-up, the ruling PPP always ignored their parties and kept on beating the drum of reconciliation.
They also challenged the PPP for an open debate on the ordinance.
MQM: The chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Altaf Hussain said MQM would end the feudalism and wanted to built country according to the wishes and thoughts of Quaid-e-Azam where all religion, ethnics ,culture are free to live in peace.
While talking to the radio, TV, stage artists, singers and showbiz personalities at Nine Zero, he said that MQM will end the era of feudalism, corrupt political and Kalashnikov Culture in the country and want to built the country according to the wishes and thoughts of Quaid-e-Azam.
MQM wants development of different community based art groups in Pakistan and would continue to do its bit in working for the welfare of artists. He said Artist of Pakistan have witnessed MQM is the only political party which helped and talked about the senior Artist issues while other political forces kept silence. He welcomed All the Artists at Nine Zero and asked them to play their part to aware the poor and innocent people of Pakistan.
He paid tribute to Ghazal legend Mehndi Hassan, comedy actor Safeer Ullah Lehri (late) and Moin Akhter (late), with health pray for the TV and stage artist Sikandar Sanum.