KARACHI: While ruling out governor rule in Sindh, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry insisted on Wednesday that the province would witness change under constitutional guidelines and repeated his suggestion to the Pakistan Peoples Party to remove Syed Murad Ali Shah from office of the chief minister before the “practical measures” brought him down.
Speaking to reporters after visiting production unit of an automobile company at Port Qasim, the federal minister was confident about the change in Sindh and “bleak” political future of the PPP in the province.
“The future of PPP in Sindh is no different from Pakistan Muslim League-N’s in Punjab,” he replied to a question.
“So the change is imminent here in Sindh and in democracy it comes through constitution and defined rules. The theory of governor rule is out of the question; it’s not possible in current scenario of parliamentary and democratic rule.”
Responding to a question, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan had met Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leaders in Islamabad where they discussed the proposed measures for Karachi in the upcoming mini-budget to be announced on Jan 23.
“The MQM is our key partner and for development of Karachi we both would devise a joint strategy. As an immediate measure, we have decided to activate the federally-administered Karachi Infrastructure Development Company for different projects. The people of Karachi would soon see positive outcome of this partnership between the two parties,” added the federal minister.
Published in Dawn, January 17th, 2019