Murad’s position

October 10, 2019

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THIS refers to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s press conference (Sept 28) in which he hinted at continuing as chief minister even after being arrested by the National Accountability Bureau.

It appears that all our provincial chief cares about is protecting his position. One is already wondering how Agha Siraj Durrani is still allowed to continue as speaker of the Sindh Assembly, although he has forfeited his right to his job following his arrest on charges of corruption.

Karachi suffers and politicians receive flak for neglecting city’s problems. But rather than sit together to fix the long-standing problems of the city, its stakeholders use tactics to complicate administrative matters.

The conditions in other cities of Sindh, which is the stronghold of the PPP, are far worse.

One has to be thankful to the National Accountability Bureau for working independently and fairly. Had this federal institution been under PPP-led Sindh government, it too would have been no different than the anti-corruption department. Politicians in the province have rendered the provincial watchdog toothless.

Riaz Mahar

Sukkur

Published in Dawn, October 10th, 2019