Provincial rivalry: SC should take notice of Punjab violence, says Sharjeel Memon

Published: November 27, 2012
Sharjeek requests apex court to take suo motu notice of deteriorating law and order situation in Punjab.

Sharjeek requests apex court to take suo motu notice of deteriorating law and order situation in Punjab.


Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, while appreciating the Supreme Court’s directives in the Karachi law and order case, has requested the apex court to take suo motu notice of the deteriorating law and order situation in Punjab.

In a statement issued on Monday, the information minister said that the Sindh government has taken effective measures to maintain law and order in Karachi, which has yielded positive results.

“The police and Rangers are busy protecting citizens and their efforts can be measured from arrangements taken by the government on the last two days of Ashura, which were observed without any untoward incident,” he said.

The provincial minister said the present government has already taken steps for the welfare of the public, but on the contrary, there seems to be “a Mughal dynasty” in Punjab.

Memon, who is also the PPP central deputy information secretary, said that bad governance in Punjab has led to an increase in kidnappings for ransom, robberies, rape cases and the supply of substandard medicines in public hospitals and markets. He added that the latter has caused a significant loss of life.

“Bad governance in Punjab is thriving because a ‘prince’ has concentrated all the power in his hands. I wonder why the judiciary is silent over the pathetic conditions in Punjab and why suo motu action is not being taken in this case,” he asked.

Criticising Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif, he said that the “princes” of Raiwind will be defeated in the upcoming elections.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 27th, 2012. 

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Reader Comments (11)

  • X-Ray
    Nov 27, 2012 - 11:44AM

    S.M is so predictable, can’t complete his single sentence without N.S & S.S..!
    Man, there are many other issues you can discuss. Public like change:)
    Grown up now…


  • FM
    Nov 27, 2012 - 11:49AM

    Karachi is bleeding and they are worried about the law and order of Punjab…..

    how stupid can you can get…


  • popsaeed
    Nov 27, 2012 - 12:01PM

    Childish behaviour correct your self firstRecommend

  • Zvia
    Nov 27, 2012 - 12:37PM

    What a BIG Joke…


  • iLiberal
    Nov 27, 2012 - 12:44PM

    And here is a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Sir, why don’t you manage the law and order situation in Karachi where people are dying in record numbers and than make statements on the affairs of Punjab. It is no wonder that violence has gone out of control in Karachi when ministers like him are too busy monitoring Punjab. Get your own house into order first before pointing fingers at others.


  • Sindhi
    Nov 27, 2012 - 1:29PM

    Sharjeel memon and Imran Khan are the same feathers.The always keep talking bad about PMLN and Nawaz when there are other major issues to talk n tackle. I would just say to both that just get a life!!!


  • Hunzai
    Nov 27, 2012 - 4:28PM

    Mr. Sharjee, look into the matters of your own Government in Sind where any minister or even the CM has no any authority in hand to handle the matters independently. You need directions from ISBD to do even a small thing in the province. It seems that you are just being paid for delivering such non-sense statements against Panjab Govt. Please look into the matters of your own home first and then point out and criticize others.


  • whab
    Nov 27, 2012 - 6:11PM

    are u kidding me? KHI is bleeding, Punjab is way way better. Go fix your home rather than criticizing the only well governed province


  • Truth
    Nov 27, 2012 - 8:31PM

    This guy is suffering by Punjab phobia.. poor guy !


  • Hairaan
    Nov 27, 2012 - 9:11PM

    Why should SC take notice? I f you are so much concerned why don’t you file a reference?


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