KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the federal government, in order conceal its inefficiency, is passing the buck of natural gas shortage to Sindh, as a matter of fact, it is lack of their planning and failure to foresee the situation.
This he said while speaking at the inauguration ceremony of four development schemes, including two bridges at Korangi, one underpass at Hyder Ali Road and roads inside and around Cantt Station by Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari here on Monday at Korangi. The chief minister said he was surprised to know that a federal minister was holding his [Sindh] government responsible for the shortage of gas in Sindh. He added that his government stance was very clear for implementation of Article 158 of the constitution in true letter and spirit. 'We want you to meet the gas requirement of Sindh first and then distribute the reaming gas wherever it is needed,' he said and added loudly 'we won't allow you to take away gas being produced by Sindh and force us to purchase LNG,' he said.
Shah said that he had been very clear from the first day that the provincial government would not purchase LNG for its domestic or industrial consumers but 'we would use the gas we are producing and if you need gas you can purchase LNG,' he said.
Talking about Karachi, the chief minister said that the Sindh government has always given importance to the people of Karachi which is evident from development network we have laid in the shape of roads, flyovers, bridges, underpasses in the city.
The chief minister said that the year, 2019 was ending and in 2020 PPP Chairman would be prime minister of Pakistan.
Shah said that Sindh government has undertaken many mega projects. He named some of the projects such as widening and improvement of Shahrah-e-Faisal, University Road from Hassan Square to Safoora Goth, Hub River Road, Madinat ul Hikmat Road, RoadfFrom FawaraChawk to Karachi Zoo, Beautification of Cantt Railway station and improvement of Surrounding Areas, Drigh Road Underpass, Munzil Pump Flyover at N-5.
Murad Shah said that Tariq Road Underpass has been completed for Rs589.9 million within a period of less than nine months. Begum Rana Liaqat Ali Fly over of Rs668.2 million: Completed in seven months. Re-construction of Tipu Sultan Road completed in five months. Sun Set Flyover of Rs 460.4 million completed in five months. Underpass at Submarine Chowrangi of Rs 2,204.9 million completed in 13 months. Syed...