Available police force not enough for LG polls security duty, says minister.

HYDERABAD -- Sindh Minister for Education, Culture and Tourism Syed Sardar Ali Shah has said that Pakistan Peoples Party never runs away from polls as the party has already bagged most of seats in the first phase of local government polls.

He said at a commemorative programme for poets Juman Darbadar and Mitho Mahri at Sindh museum on Monday that Sindh police were engaged in security duties for PTI's long march, an operation was under way against dacoits while rainwater was still flooding many districts as the dewatering process had not been completed yet, making it very difficult to hold LG polls for the time being, he said, adding that otherwise PPP had never run away from polls.

He said in answer to a question that the candidates who had failed the job tests were holding protests and wondered how could more teachers be appointed if there were no more seats available. Even the ones appointed earlier had not been adjusted yet while the process for distribution of offer and posting letters to teachers in Hyderabad had been started lately, he said.

The minister said that PPP government had started the recruitment as the process had not been initiated for a long time. Closed schools would be...

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