HYDERABAD: The people of Sindh are looking for an alternative leadership and want to get rid of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), said Pakistan Muslim League - Functional (PML-F) Provincial President MNA Pir Sadaruddin Shah Rashdi.
He said this on Sunday while addressing a workers' convention in Mirpurkhas district. Rashdi asserted that only PML-F, under the leadership of Pir Pagara Sibghtuallah Shah Rashdi, could provide such leadership to the people of Sindh.
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Accusing the PPP-led Sindh government of rampant corruption, Rashdi said the time for the corrupt political leadership is over. He boasted that the hands of PML-F's leadership were clean as none of their party leaders faced inquiry by the National Accountability Bureau. "The hands of all our legislators and leaders are clean," he claimed.
He emphasised on the empowerment of the local government system and bringing more women into active politics. He said PML-F will offer a larger number of seats to women in the next general elections. Rashdi asked the workers to garner support of the Hindu minority of Mirpurkhas through greater interaction with the community and by ensuring their participation in the political process.
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"We will go to the people with the slogan jaag Sindhi jaag [wake up Sindhis wake up]," PML-F leader Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah said. He added that presently, a leadership crisis existed in the province and people wanted a change in the system of governance.
MPA Nusrat Sehar Abbassi said that in 2012, PML-F parted ways with the PPP-led Sindh government because of the controversial local government system which divided Sindh into two separate administrative systems. "After [MPA] Sharjeel Memon, PPP's leaders will line up in a long cue to go jail [for alleged corruption]," she claimed.
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Kashif Nizamani claimed that the PML-F's workers' convention has drawn a large number of people in comparison to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's public meeting in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.