Pasban Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman Altaf Shakoor on Saturday underscored the need for urgent political reforms and serious development of the national economy.
“The political reforms are badly needed so that the common man can also take part in local bodies’ elections. For this purpose, the steep fees for candidature of LB polls should be reduced so that ordinary citizens can also think of taking part in the elections, as presently only the elite class can afford the higher fees and expenditures of polls,” he said addressing a party meeting at Gizri.
Shakoor said that to solve the lingering issues of megacity Karachi, it should be given a constitutional status of Charter City.
He said people can’t bear more burdens of price hike and inflation. He said supply of fuel on affordable prices should be the first step towards giving relief to the masses. He said the previous government was doomed as it failed to control the price hike, adding the present government of Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif should not repeat the same mistake.