PM, CM Murad agree on joint efforts for public relief
Murad admits Sindh govt’s slow response to Mehar fire incident: Vows to rebuild houses gutted in fire
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held Thursday a meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah during which matters relating to the current political situation in the country came under discussion, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The Sindh chief minister congratulated the prime minister on his commitment to working together for the development of the country at the first cabinet meeting. He also briefed the prime minister on administrative matters of Sindh.
“The first priority of the current government is to provide immediate relief to the people facing inflation,” he added.
Meanwhile, while talking to media outside an accountability court in Islamabad, Murad Ali Shah admitted that the Sindh government’s response to the Mehar fire incident was slow.
He said that the fire brigade of the local municipal committee was malfunctioned, adding the negligent officials would be dealt with sternly.
“A report on the incident has been sought within seven days,” he stated and vowed to rebuilt the houses gutted in the fire.
Murad said Imran Khan insisted on a foreign conspiracy against his government, but his minister said if their relations with the establishment were good, they would be in the government.
He said to Imran Khan that people knew his past statements, adding: “You were ousted from the National Assembly because you were lacking the required number of parliamentarians.”
Regarding the role of President Dr Arif Alvi, he said that the president’s job was to uphold the Constitution. “The president has two options: fulfill his constitutional responsibility or leave the office.”
He also said he had to come to Islamabad from Karachi for every hearing of Nooriabad Power Plant reference, adding power loadshedding was being carried out in all over Sindh due to lack of fuel on the power plant. “It will be a big challenge to control power loadshedding in the summer.”
Reporter: Awais Kiyani