Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said that the PTI government was asking for the accounts of Rs 18 billion it has reportedly given to province, but we are asking them to give us the account of Rs9000 billion they have recovered under different taxes from the people of the province during the last three years.
“We are not showing our performance through press conferences, toll claims, and pack of lies but our performance is evident from the results of the elections we have been winning one after another with more and more majority and set a record of winning all the by elections.”
He was addressing an open kutchehry he held at Meerut Housing Society Ahsanabad, District on Sunday.
Provincial ministers, Imtiaz Shaikh, Sardar Shah, Nasir Shah, SajidJokhio, Shahla Raza, Administrator Karachi MurtazaWahab, MNAs and MPAs from Malirand district west were also present.
Commissioner Karachi, Addl. IG Karachi, DIG East Zone, DCs of East and West and concerned SSPs, MD Water Board, administrators of DMC.
The Chief minister said that some of the federal ministers and representatives of the PTI government shamelessly asked for the accounts of Rs18 billion they have given to the provincial government during the last three years, but he told them categorically that he was not answerable to them.
“I am answerable to the people of the province, and they always repose their confidence in PPP by giving it mandate one after another to rule,” he said.
Shah said that the PTI government has collected Rs9000 billion from Karachi during the last three years but what they have given in return to Sindh, except short payments of Rs370 billion from its share, rendering 25,000 people, including 1650 of Pakistan steel jobless, making people under-employed through abnormal inflation, unleashing the ghost of ever-increasing price hike, creating wheat and sugar crisis and causing an overall unrest among the people of the country.
The CM said that he was happy if the federal government or any other agency was coming to Sindh to undertake development works.
“We will welcome them, but it doesn’t mean that the federal government has given schemes of round about beautifications, sewerage schemes of mohallas, water supply schemes of a locality and executing them through their MPAs,” he said.
Shah said that the ‘selected’ government of PTI has no ability or strength to rule in the interest of the people of the country – they have destroyed the economy, promoted nepotism and corruption and torn apart the ethics of the political culture.
According to the Chief minister the federal government has completely failed to show an appropriate growth in the national economy and they missed their tax collection targets.
Revenue Collection: Talking about revenue collection by his government, Shah said that the provincial tax receipts during 2020-21 were Rs128.52 billion which showed a 28 percent increase than the last yearand this year the collection target has been set at Rs154.94 billion.