April 14 , 2017
Constitution authorises me to provide gas to Sindh first: Murad Ali Shah
WAHUR, Sehwan: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the constitution of Pakistan strengthens him to provide natural gas to the people of the province first and then share it with other provinces if it is in surplus.
He said this while talking to media at his native village Wahur where he went to observe 10th death anniversary of his father and former chief minister Syed Abdullah Shah this evening.
Murad Ali Shah said that the pseudo politicians, parliamentarians and ministers were giving the impression that the chief minister has no courage to stop gas supply to other provinces. " I would advise them to read the constitution which empowers him to first meet the gas requirement of people of Sindh and then share with other provinces," he said.
The chief minister said that he was working hard to reduce the shortfall of power in the country. "The Sindh government has established a 100 MW power plant and has laid transmission line from Nooriabad to Karachi but SSGC at behest of some ministers who are against the move to steer the country out of darkness are reluctant to provide gas under one or the other pretext," he said and added " now enough is enough we would not allow you playing ping pong by passing the buck on Sindh government.
Terming the SSGC company statement about provision of bank guarantee absurd and the chief minister said these guarantees are submitted once agreement is signed. "People of this country are well aware - don't try to hoodwink them," he advised SSGC and some others who are misguiding people.
Replying to a question, Syed Murad Ali Shah said that Nawaz Sharif was prime minister of Pakistan and he could visit Jacobabad and any part of the province. "I am inviting him to Sehwan also to solve the problems of the people," he said and went on saying his team was trying to fail him because this is not sincere to resolve the energy crisis.
He said that the IG police was working on the instruction of Sindh High Court.
Talking about Chairman Senate who has returned his security squad against the attitude of federal ministers, he said the PML- N has never given importance to parliament because they believe in dictatorship.
Concluding his talk, Syed Murad Ali Shah said that no matter what some ministers, PML-N members and other seasonal politicians say but "I assure the people of Sindh that I would be protecting and fighting for their rights. It is my mandate and it is my constitutional responsibility," he said.