KARACHI: People who are about talking division of Sindh are in fact talking about disintegration of Pakistan, said chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah. "Sindh is an old entity and it cannot be divided at any cost".
Sindh is one of the oldest entities in the Subcontinent. It cannot be divided and the demands of its division will not be tolerated. "Those who are talking about the division of Sindh are actually talking about division and disintegration of Pakistan," he said.
He was speaking to the media after laying the foundation stone of Younasabad bridge at Hawke's Bay Y-junction on Monday. The 1.7-kilometre bridge will connect Manora Road with Younasabad. The project will be completed within six months at the cost of Rs194.8 million.
CM was also accompanied by provincial minister Syed Nasir Shah, Pakistan fleet commander vice-admiral Arifullah Hussaini, Commander Karachi commander rear admiral Farukh Ahmed, commissioner Aijaz Ali Khan.
CM also inaugurated Reed Bed Sewerage Water Treatment system and laid the foundation stone of 500,000 gallon reverse osmosis (RO) plant at Manora on Monday.
Pakistan Naval Academy commandant Fawad Amin Baig while briefing the CM said that Manora is an unique and historical island where fishermen community and Pakistan Navy live together. '
"This RO plant would not only provide drinking water to the Naval society but it would cater to the needs of the rest of the population of Manora," he said, adding that it would strengthen the relationship between the military and civilians.
The reed bed treatment plants will absorb toxic and poisonous contents of the sewerage water and make it useful for vegetation. Through this treatment Karachi can be turned green.
Hussaini, Ahmed and captain Rizwan took the CM on a tour of the Pakistan Naval Academy (PNA). The chief minister also visited PNA museum.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2016.
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