Serving masses top priority of PTI govt: PM Imran

By: News Desk      Published: 05:11 PM, 17 Jun, 2020
Serving masses top priority of PTI govt: PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday in a meeting with a delegation of PTI’s members of Sindh Assembly urged upon the public representatives to play an active role in resolving problems of the masses within their constituencies, 24NewsHD TV channel reported.

He said serving the masses was the topmost priority of the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Sindh Governor Imran Ismael, Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Zaidi and PM’s Special Assistant Dr Sania Nishtar were present.

The members of Sindh Assembly lauded the government’s recent budget proposals, strategy to counter coronavirus and launch of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme.

They also gave suggestions on strengthening ties between federation and provinces.

According to PM Office Media Wing, the PTI MPs included Umer Ammari, Dr Syed Imran Ali Shah, Arsalan Taj Hussain, Bilal Ahmed, Syed Firdous Shamim Naqvi, Haleem Adil Sheikh, Jamaluddin Siddiqi, Karim Bux Gabol, Muhammad Ali Aziz, Mir Ramzan, Shahzad Qureshi, Malik Shahzad Awan, Rabistan Khan, Syed Ahmed, Shah Nawaz JAdoo, Muhammad Aslam Abro, Shehryar Khan, Adeel Ahmed, Raja Azhar Khan, Dr Sanjay Gangwani, Tahira Dua Bhutto, Sidra Imran, Dr Seema Zia and Rabia Azfar.

MQM, GDA delegation meet PM

Prime Minister also met with the alliance parties of PTI members of the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM).

The allied parties leaders demanded to impose Article 149 in the Sindh and asked PM to take the financial matters of the province in the center’s hands.

GDA and MQM demanded representation in Sindh Infrastructure Development Company. They also demanded projects for Larkana, Sukkur, Mirpur Khas divisions. The leaders also demanded universities in Sukkur and Tharparkar.

PM said that the local bodies system must solve the problems of the poor.

In the delegation, Sardar Abdur Raheem, Dr Arbab Ghulam Raheem, Arif Mustafa Khan Jataoi and Irfanullah Marwat were present.

PM said that the PTI government and allied parties combined agenda was to end the corruption and poverty and in this regard, the PTI government has been cooperating with the Sindh government including the Sindh government.

Nasir Hussain Shah Reaction

Sindh Information Minister Nasir Shah said Prime Minister Imran Khan should have met Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah during his two-day visit to the province.

The information minister was speaking on a TV’s show of a private Tv channel Wednesday morning. He was asked why the premier wasn’t scheduled to meet any Sindh government official during his visit.

Shah said they welcome the prime minister but his programme didn’t include any meetings with provincial government officials. “Obviously, if there is no plan then what can we say?” he asked. “We were hopeful of a meeting with the chief minister.”

The minister said the premier could have met Sindh officials since it was his first visit to the province after the outbreak of the coronavirus. Shah said this sort of attitude towards Sindh was not appropriate.

PM Khan reached Karachi Tuesday night on a two-day visit. He will meet members from the PTI and coalition parties after which he’ll leave for Sukkur this afternoon.

When asked about the exclusion of Sindh government officials from PM Khan’s schedule, PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh said the prime minister and Sindh CM regularly hold video conferences once or twice a week.

He said PM Khan arrived in the province for the inauguration of the Ehsaas programme in Larkana.

“There is no communication gap,” Sheikh insisted on the show. “The prime minister and the chief minister are on the same page.”