CHIEF Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah speaks to the media in Naining Sharif on Saturday.—Dawn
CHIEF Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah speaks to the media in Naining Sharif on Saturday.—Dawn

SHIKARPUR: Pakistan Peop­les Party chairman Bilawal Bhu­tto-Zardari has said that federal government is trying to take over Karachi unconstitutionally but it will not be allowed to interfere in Sindh at any cost.

Bilawal said while talking to journalists after offering condolence to local PPP leader Zulfiqar Ali Kamariyo on the death of his daughter at Tarai Kamariyo village near Garhi Yasin town on Saturday that it was no more possible for the Centre to impose its will on Karachi as people had reacted angrily to the move.

He said that no party could snatch mandate and constitutional and democratic rights from PPP which was the largest democratic party of the country.

He denied reports of existence of a forward bloc in the party and said that such rumours were being spread by anti-PPP forces which wanted to gain sympathies of general public through fabricated news.

He said the PPP had rendered supreme sacrifices to restore democracy in the country and people of Sindh had reposed their confidence and trust in PPP in general election 2018.

He said that PPP received votes from all over Sindh and it had polled greater ratio of votes than it had obtained even during the time of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto. PPP would launch a campaign today in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh against the so-called elected government, he said.

Murad says dream of dividing Sindh will never come true

DADU: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that some elements’ dream to divide Sindh will never come true “till the day of judgment” and people of Sindh will always remain united to safeguard their rights.

Mr Shah told journalists after offering condolence on the death of PPP MPA Syed Ghulam Shah Jilani at Naining Sharif town, some 40 kilometres from Sehwan, on Saturday that those who harboured ill-will against Sindh would themselves vanish into oblivion.

He reiterated that no one could break Sindh apart because people knew well how to protect their homeland. He had already told people about such elements and their ill intentions for Sindh two months back, he said.

He said that PPP MPA Syed Ghulam Shah Jilani’s death had saddened people of Sindh and Balochistan. Late Jilani remained five times MPA on PPP’s ticket and always stood firmly by the party in troubled times, he said, adding that Jilani had also remained his adviser on Zakat, Ushr and Auqaf department.

Late Jilani, who was custodian of Shah Bilawal Noorani, Lahoot La Makan and Naining Sharif, died after failure of kidneys at a hospital in Karachi late last night, he said.

His dead body was brought to Dargah Naining Sharif on Friday and his namaz-i-janaza was offered soon afterwards in which a large number of his disciples and PPP activists, leaders of various political parties took part.

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari also sent a condolence message to the bereaved family.

Published in Dawn, September 15th, 2019