Rangers operation during last three years has brought peace in Karachi: Zubair

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Level playing field for all in next elections

Salahuddin Haider

Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair promised a level playing field and a fair chance to everyone in coming elections, including PML(N), PTI, MQM Pakistan or Pak Sarzameen Party, to fill the political vacuum created in Karachi after the split of the party that had ruled this city for nearly 30 years.
“my job is to remain neutral and make sure that all get fair chance in the elections” he said with confidence during a speech on his own “vision” of Karachi at the periodical gathering of English Speaking Union of Pakistan at a local hotel on Tuesday.
Mr Aziz Memon, a businessman of eminence, and philanthropist was in the chair, while the British Deputy High Commissioner, Belinda Lewis, French Consul General Francoise Dollarso, and the second in command from US, and Japan,Ted Bukhalter, Byram Avari, and others were prominent among the guests.
He thought that a city, funding national exchequer to over 60 percent, had fallen victim of lawlessness, security was unknown, and fear for life and property had turned it into a dangerous place.
But the Rangers Operation of the last three years, had yielded tremendous results, and today’s Karachi was completely different from what it was until before 2013. Life had returned to normal, and a city bigger than most of the cities of the world, and industrial hub, financial and banking centre, had not only recovered from the ruins, but ready for showcase presentation to foreign investors as attractive destination, he added
Admitting that the split of the MQM in factions, had created a “political vacuum “ , therefore the need of the hour to create an atmosphere of goodwill and health relationship. The Urdu speaking people have to be respected and given their due place. It is only imperative therefore, that level playing field is readied and all those trying their luck in elections, be treated fairly and justly, be it PML(N), PTI, PPP, MQM Pakistan, and PSP. Punjab has done well in administration and development, and Tehrik-i-Insaaf in KPK did well. They need to replicate their success stories here in Karachi too, Zubair thought.
“We all want a different Karachi”, he said and added that private-public partnership need to be encouraged. He said although it was not the job of federal government, but feeling the necessity that necessary things were lacking in Sindh, the federal government had to step in because gap could not be allowed to vitiate the atmosphere.
Nawaz Sharif visited Hyderabad, Thatta, and will be in Jacobabad on 14th of this month. He had already announced health card schemes for Thatta and Hyderabad, and also development plans for Badin. The health card scheme will be introduced throughout Sindh. The green line bus service, Lyari Express way, water schemes, all are being speedily completed.

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