Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) has rejected the Sindh budget for next financial year and alleged that PPP has taken revenge from the urban areas of the province for not voting it. While addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, MQM-P senior leader KanwarNaveedJameel alleged that the provincial government is showing bias towards Karachi. He said not a not a single development project has been included in the budget for the urban areas of the province. “Sindh’s urban centres (Karachi and Hyderabad) have been facing this economic terrorism for at least the last ten years despite contributing most to the economy,” said Khalid Maqbool. The MQM leader added that the Sindh government has allocated only Rs30billion for Karachi while the mega city will only receive 10 percent of the budget allocated for education. He was of the view that MQM-P tried its best to serve Karachi whenever it had authority and power but all its efforts were sabotaged by PPP when it came to power in Sindh. KanwarJamilmaintained that the PPP government decreased the budget allocated for Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and only Rs2.5billion have been given to the authority for managing a city as big as Karachi. “This (PPP) government is corrupt and it is not I or any news anchor or journalist saying it but a Supreme Court judge in its remarks termed them most corrupt and even said that they don’t spend a single penny on people of the province,” said the MQM-P leader. While concluding his presser, KanwarJamil stated that his party has totally rejected “this anti-people budget” presented by the Sindh government.
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