No rift with centre, ready to discuss Sindh problems with Nawaz Sharif, says Sharjeel

Sindh Assembly passes resolution against illegal SIMs

KARACHI – Sindh Information Minister Shajeel Memon on Monday denied any rift between PPP-led Sindh government and the PML-N-led federal government, and said that all problems would definitely be discussed with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his upcoming visit to Karachi.


Talking to journalists outside the Sindh Assembly here, Sharjeel said that its time for all institutions to work in unison forgetting all differences. He said that the only solution to the challenges Pakistan facing these days was to work together in harmony.


He also said that the cooperation with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) would continue. Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah’s statement about MQM was wrongly presented, he said. “MQM is an ally and cooperation with them will continue,” he said. He also that observing strike was no solution to any issue.


Earlier, a resolution presented by MPA Dr Seema Zia against illegal Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) was unanimously passed in the Sindh Assembly. The Pakistan People’s Party and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement supported the resolution presented by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s lawmaker.


The resolution stated that the government should take steps to stop the usage of illegal SIMs. About 90% of the crimes took place because of these illegal SIMs, Dr Seema said, adding that illegal SIMs from Afghanistan and South Africa were being used in Pakistan which were being used for various crimes including extortion.

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