‘No differences between federal, Sindh govts’

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon on Monday said there was no difference between the federal and Sindh governments.
Talking to media before attending the Sindh Assembly session, he said besides public and private institutions, political parties would have to get united putting aside their differences to meet the challenges being faced by the country.
Sharjeel said the statements of Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah should not be taken wrongly. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) were the coalition partners and were fully cooperating each other, he added.
He said it was not the time for politicking. The country was facing the challenges of energy shortages and terrorism, while the security forces were fighting against terrorism.
CM Sindh’s viewpoint about strike was misunderstood. He however said strikes were not the solution to any problem.
He said the chief minister had formed a committee comprising provincial assembly members on the demand of the MQM to probe the killing of its workers and the DG Rangers had himself visited the incident site.
The issue of unscheduled and prolonged electricity load shedding would be taken up with the federal government.
The PPP leader observed tension among democratic forces under the prevailing circumstances in the country was not in the interest of democracy.
Answering a question, he said setting up of new power generation plants would be welcomed, which was imperative to pull the country out of power crisis. About water shortage in Karachi, he pointed out illegal hydrants were not only responsible for water crisis, as water supply to the city was stopped from Hub Dam due to lack of rains.
He said the people were also facing problems in receiving water from Dhabeji Pumping Station due to electricity load shedding by the K-Electric at pumping stations. 

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