Militants from several countries active in Karachi: Bilawal

Inaugurates People’s Square project

By: News Desk      Published: 07:23 PM, 14 Aug, 2020
Militants from several countries active in Karachi: Bilawal
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari speaks at a press conference.–File photo

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday greeted the nation on the 74th Independence Day of Pakistan and said his party has always done politics of public service. 

Speaking at a ceremony where he inaugurated the People’s Square project, Bilawal said that provinces were being deprived of their share in resources even after the passage of the 18th Amendment. He said that provinces were not being given their share after approval of the NFC Award. He said the Sindh government has taken a loan from the World Bank for the People’s Square project. 

The PPP chairman said that People’s Square project was just the beginning and more projects would be initiated soon. He said the Sindh government would set up a People’s Square in every district of the province. He said that projects were being started in Malir as well. He said the PPP was providing relief to people of Sindh despite limited resources. He said the performance of the Sindh government could be compared to the performance of any other province. 

Bilawal said that militants from across the world were carrying out sabotage activities in Karachi. He said that Rangers and Sindh Police were rendering sacrifices in the fight against militants in the Sindh capital. He said the Sindh government was also working on tax generation. He said the Sindh Board of Revenue sets its own tax collection targets. He said the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) fails in achieving the tax collection targets every year. 

The PPP chief said that his party would try to mitigate Pakistan’s problems. If Karachi will prosper, entire Pakistan will prosper, he said. He said the incumbent PTI government abolished the local government system in the country. He said that Karachi was in a bad shape when the Sindh government took over its administration.