The 70th death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was observed on Tuesday with due solemnity and reverence, Radio Pakistan reported.
Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Governor Sindh Imran Ismail visited the Quaid’s mausoleum to offer prayers and pay their respects to the founder the nation.
“We want to take Sindh back to the way it was before,” said Governor Sindh Imran Ismail while addressing the media after the wreath-laying ceremony at the mausoleum. “I agree with CM Murad that small dams must be built in the provinces, but Diamer Bhasha dams will determine our future.” The governor also urged all segments of the society to support the construction of the dams and to contribute generously towards the national cause.
‘Nation remembers founding father’
CM Murad, while paying tribute to the Quaid, pledged to “work together and make Sindh a hub of peace, where everyone can send their children to the best schools.”
Murad claimed that the construction of the Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dams were approved during the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) tenure. He added that 34 dams have been built in Sindh, while an additional 16 dams are under construction.
CM Sindh also added that street crimes across the province had increased under the interim government’s tenure, claiming that police was used for matters “related to the elections.”
Referring to the high-profile Baldia factory fire case, Shah lamented that though numerous JITs were formed to prove the incident, the matter remains unresolved. He also vowed to punish those responsible and added that street crime would be curbed under his watch.
Murad also added that “18th amendment would not be rolled back, and any steps exceeding the Constitution would be resisted.”