Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh, Monday said that PPP has failed miserably to deliver in Sindh and people of the province wanted to make Bilawal and other PPP leadership accountable for their failure.
Haleem Adil Sheikh while addressing a press conference here at Sindh Assembly building said that it was last tenure of PPP in Sindh as people were fed up with their bad governance, maladministration, corruption and lawlessness in the province.
Haleem said “PTI’s Sindh Haqooq March is the march by masses to save Sindh and help the people gets rid of Zardari.” The march led by Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad Umer and Ali Zaidi will continue with strong presence and support of people of Sindh and would achieve its objectives, he vowed.
He said that a couple of days ago, PTI’s Sindh Haqooq March started from Kamu Shaheed where young PTI worker Mir Iftikhar Lund got seriously injured after falling from the container and he was under treatment at AO Clinic. PTI MPA Dr Imran Shah was present there to immediately take care of the injured Iftikhar Lund who was taken to Mirpur Mathelo Hospital but even cannula was not available at the government hospital, he said adding that Iftikhar Lund was then carried by him to CMH for first aid and finally he was brought to Karachi.
Funds of both the CMH and Mirpur Mathelo hospitals were equal but facilities are available only in the former, he added.
Haleem Adil Sheikh said that he had to stay in Karachi for hearing in the court of defamation case filed by Saeed Ghani and he will join the march in Nawabshah on Tuesday after the hearing.
The opposition leader said: “We have asked some questions from PPP before beginning of the march and they should march ahead after answering the questions and explaining the state of affairs in Sindh province.”
PPP’s march was not a march of common people but of ‘Sardars and Zardars’ who were using official resources while route of the march in Thatta and other areas were cordoned off because they wanted to keep masses away, he said and added that PPP was afraid of harsh reaction of masses so they forcefully closed shops.
Haleem Adil Sheikh said that if PPP has support of public then why do they need official resources as vehicles of police and fire brigade were seen installing flags and carrying tents for PPP’s camps. He alleged that taxpayers’ money was being utilized for rally and gathering of a political party.
Where ever Bilawal goes a catastrophic situation arises there and same was witnessed in Thatta where roads leading to hospitals were blocked and patients had no other option but to walk two kilometres to reach hospital, he noted.
He said that PPP did not find workers for the march in Karachi and they paid 10 to 30 thousand rupees to workers for ensuring their participation in the march.
PPP government 13 years ago earmarked Rs. 37 billion for Karachi in the annual budget while in the current budget Rs 38 billion are allocated for the metropolis, he said and added that in 14 year tenure not a single drop of potable water has been added to water supply system of Karachi while modern transit facilities were provided by Imran Khan led federal government.
Haleem further said that PPP has ruined the entire province, AIDS was spreading in Larkana, stray dogs were biting citizens, two girls were kidnapped and molested in Naukot and murders of Dr Namarta Kumari and Nousheen Shah in educational institutions were portrayed as suicides while Farzana Jamali, Bakhtawar Soomro and Perveen Rind were harassed.
The Opposition leader said that Bilawal Zardari who is going Nawabshah today is answerable for all these crimes. In the same district people of Zardari community killed five people belonging to Bhand community and victim families wanted justice, he added.
“Over 6 million children in Sindh are out of schools and education and health departments in public sector have collapsed while PPP is resisting issuance of Health Card in the province,” he said insisting that PPP was accountable to masses for depriving people of the province from all the basic facilities.
Haleem Adil Sheikh also censured Sindh government for its failure in maintaining law and order in the province and observed that all the urban and rural areas of the province were left on the mercy of outlaws and law and order situation was out of control. “Dacoits of katcha are at large and robbers of settled areas are patronizing them,” he said stressing that masses also seek answer by Bilawal on the situation.