Sindh passes resolution against Centre for power ‘discrimination’

* Assembly condemns Abid Sher Ali for ‘derogatory’ remarks about people of Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the federal government for “discriminating against Sindh” in provision of electricity. 
It also condemned State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali over what it termed were its derogatory remarks about people of Sindh. Sindh Senior Education and Literacy Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro tabled the resolution, which had the signatures of around 20 MPAs of the PPP, MQM and PML F. Except PML-N’s Aijaz Ali Shah Sheerazi, who favoured the resolution, other PML-N members were absent when the resolution was presented in the House. 
The resolution read, “This assembly strongly condemns the attitude of the federal water and power department to discriminate against Sindh province in providing power supply; in spite of repeated demands and protests, the government does not pay heed to public suffering. This assembly reiterates, resolves and recommends the federal government to immediately stop discrimination and provide relief in larger interest of provincial harmony, economy, agriculture development and public peace, exempting load shedding to pumping stations in Sindh.”
Speaking on the occasion Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah said injustice was being meted out to the people of Sindh by cutting their power connections. “I appeal Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resume electricity in Sindh. It is the duty of present government to generate the required electricity,” the chief minister said. He said he had written a letter to the prime minister and he would write another letter regarding the matter.

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