KARACHI: Sindh Information and Archives and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani has said that all the waste is removed from the stormwater drains was being thrown in grounds and other open spaces under the supervision of the Clean Karachi campaign. In a statement released on Monday, the minister claimed that he had already requested Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Ali Zaidi to end his campaign if he could not dispose of the waste in an appropriate manner.
The minister said that the PTI government had disappointed every one during the last one year and had given nothing to the people except inflation and unemployment.
He claimed that the Sindh government could take care of Karachi very well. He added that the provincial government had not allowed Zaidi to utilise the Garbage Transfer Centres and grounds for the dumping of waste of stormwater drains. “We were paid one hundred billion less than what was promised,” alleged Ghani in the statement while adding that Karachi was a victim of the incompetence and inefficiency of the federal government. He claimed that the Sindh government was actively resolving problems faced by the people after the recent spell of monsoon rains.
According to Ghani, the state of affairs in Sindh is better than that of other provinces.
He said that the chief ministers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had employed “a team of incompetent people” and there was no comparison between them and the Sindh chief minister who, according to Ghani, was working day in and day out for the welfare of the people of Sindh.
The minister said that the confusion about the election of the Senate chairperson was being created deliberately in attempts to degrade the opposition. However, he claimed, the opposition was united and any effort to create a rift among the opposition parties would fail.
He added that due to the induction of incompetent people, the Centre’s Kashmir policy had failed miserably.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2019.