‘Centre misleading nation on Transparency International report’

Wahab maintains LG polls cannot be held until census results are notified


Our Correspondent February 05, 2021
Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui. PHOTO: FILE

Sindh government spokesperson Barrister Murtaza Wahab lambasted the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led federal government on Thursday, accusing it of “misleading the nation.”

He based his allegations on the statement of Adil Gilani of the Transparency International, who, Wahab said, had clarified that the recent reports in which Pakistan had slipped four points Corruption Perceptions Index was based on data collected during the incumbent government’s regime.

Addressing a press conference, Wahab remarked, “The PTI, which used to point fingers at others on the matter of transparency, is silent today.”

He went on to say that the PTI government was only good at providing lip service and had not done any work.

“The time has come for them [the PTI] to take a U-turn on every issue,” he commented, taking a jibe at the ruling party.

On the matter of local government elections, Wahab said his government was willing to hold the polls, but the elections couldn’t be held until census results were notified and constituencies were demarcated accordingly.

With regards to Covid-19 vaccine, he decried that Sindh, which had a population of 48 million, had received just 83,000 jabs.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2021.

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