Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should step down as soon as possible in the aftermath of the revelations of the Panamagate joint investigation team's inquiry report.
Speaking to the media in Mithi, Shah observed that noose around the prime minister's neck for looting the public money through offshore companies was being tightened.
Shah said, "PPP has demanded from day one that an inquiry should be initiated after the premier steps down from his post."
"Two judges had already declared PM Nawaz guilty of being involved in a mega-corruption scam and thus he had no justification to remain in office anymore."
He said that Sindh government is fully committed to serving the people of Thar, adding that he hoped that thousands of Tharis would get jobs in the various projects being launched by mining firms in the desert region.
Murad said, "I have already directed the concerned functionaries to complete the remaining construction of the Islamkot airport so that the foreign engineers engaged in mining and power production projects could travel easily."
Murad welcomed Arbab Lutuf's decision to join PPP, terming it a "timely and wise step."
Shah said he hoped that Lutuf would continue to serve the people of Thar along with other PPP leaders.
He said, "PPP government in Sindh has left no stone unturned to help Tharis in their difficult times." Thar was making progress by leaps and bounds after the work on the Thar coalfield picked up the great momentum, he added.
"Coal reserves from Thar would put an end to the energy crises," the chief minister claimed.
Shah came down hard on Nawaz Sharif for his alleged indifferent attitude towards Sindh.
Briefly touching upon the subject of the pending bill looking to abolish the control of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Sindh, Shah said, "NAB officials would not be allowed to extort money from Sindh after the bill is passed."