Karachi—Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, briefed the PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Karachi Saturday about his meeting with the prime minister in Islamabad on Friday, and told him that he had pleaded the case of his Sindh province very vigorously.
In fact, reports filtering in from multiple sources do indicate that Murad, unlike his predecessor was much more straightforward, and persuasive in his argument for meeting his province’s needs by the Centre.
He had told the prime minister unreservedly that Sindh had already spent Rs15 billion on anti-terrorist campaigns. It should at least be repatriated one-third of it, i.e. Rs5 billion.Secondly, the Thar Coal project ought to be expedited for Sindh’s welfare much more speedily than is the case now. Keti Bander be included in CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor), and the province be given its due share from the National Finance Commission Award, which it had not been till date.
He also briefed the party leader about his tour to Karachi’s rain affected areas. They also discussed law and order situation in Sindh. Zardari’s sister and Bilawal’s aunt Faryal Talpur was also present during the meeting, sources said.