Wahab blames PTI for assembly fiasco

Says there never have been a restriction on any assembly member in the past


News Desk July 01, 2021
Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui. PHOTO: FILE

Sindh Government Spokesperson Murtaza Wahab said the PTI deliberately disturbed the environment in the Sindh assembly.

Barrister Murtuza Wahab regretted the incident that took place in the Sindh Assembly yesterday. He said there had never been a restriction on any assembly member in the past. He said that his party chairman, Bilawal Bhutto, had pointed out that no MPA could jump into the house if he had been banned by the speaker.

Speaking about the recent demolitions of encrachments, he said the Sindh government has decided to form an inquiry commission to find solution to the issue. He said the PPP would not leave the victims by the wayside and was taking steps to provide alternatives. He added Orangi Town victims will also be offered alternatives which will be decided by the inquiry commission.

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The minister expressed these thoughts while speaking to the media on the inauguration of an urban forest at Government Elementary College of Education on Wednesday.

Renowned singer Shehzad Roy, DC Central, Masood Lohar of Urban Forest and several others were present on the occasion. The project was initiated under a public-private partnership.

Barrister Wahab and Shehzad Roy inaugurated the urban forest. On the occasion, the government spokesperson said plants will be grown across the city and province.

Singer Shehzad Roy thanked Murtuza Wahab and appreciates his efforts for this first public-private partnership of its kind. He said that they are trying to get good, trained teachers on board.

“These trees will not only offer oxygen to us in future, but also help to ward off the heat,” Wahab said. “Let’s come forward and support the government in this matter.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 1st, 2021.

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