SUKKUR – Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday visited the government and private hospitals of Sukkur and inquired after those injured in Shikarpur blast on Friday.
He went to each patient and inquired about his well-being. The chief minister directed the hospital administrations to provide best possible treatment facilities to the injured free-of-cost. He appealed to the people including political, religious and civil society leaders to unite for the sake of the country by setting aside mutual differences. He said that he has no words to express his sentiments over the Shikarpur incident, adding that the entire nation is grieved and tearful and sympathises with the bereaved families.
Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, Secreatry General Central Punjab, has described the statement of the Punjab Chief Minister regarding overcoming the electricity crisis in the country through power generation using LNG fuel as laughable. This he said in a statement issued from here today.
He said that the Punjab Chief Minister was giving this good news after one and half years that also looked casual by any measure because the solution was not as simple as suggested by him.
He reminded him that he made tall claims during the election campaign to control load shedding of electricity within months not years adding that the crisis had assumed horrendous proportion instead of addressing it as claimed by him .
He pointed out that the Punjab Chief Minister was guilty of telling lie to the people intentionally for the sake of getting the votes of the electorates which tantamount to pre-poll rigging by any criterion.
He said that the Federal Minister for Water and Power had repeatedly said that it was not possible to control load shedding by the end of 2017. Taking his statement on its face value it surely negates emphatically the boasting of the Punjab Chief Minister to tackle the crisis much earlier.
He pointed out that the goof of the Nandipur Power Project of the Punjab Government was smacking on its face because its power generation was grossly disprortionate to the narrative of cost-effectiveness that also raised the serious question of its viability altogether.
He pointed out that the exuberant cost of the operation of the power plant and its commissioning had broken the record of the higher cost of producing electricity that cannot be afforded by the domestic and industrial consumers alike.
He suggested to the Punjab Government stop playing to the gallery by holding out false hopes to the people because they would not believe in their assertion because their credibility had been hurt to the hilt.
پیپلز پارٹی سنٹرل پنجاب کے سیکریٹری جنرل تنویر اشرف کائرہ نے آج یہاں سے جاری ایک بیان میں پنجاب کے وزیراعلیٰ کے آج کے اخباروں میں چھپنے واے بیان پر تبصرہ کرتے ہوئے اسے مضحکہ خیز قرار دیا ہے جسمیں انہوں نے کہا ہے کہ وہ بجلی کے بحران پر ایل این جی کے ذریعے قابو پالیں گے۔انہوں نے کہا کہ وزیراعلیٰ ڈیڑھ سال کے بعد یہ اچھی خبر سنا رہے ہیں جو حقیقت میں بونڈا مذاق ہے کیونکہ بجلی کے بحران کا حل اتنا آسان نہیں ہے جتنا کہ انکے بیان سے ظاہر ہوتا ہے۔ انہوں نے یاد دلایا کہ انتخابی مہم کے دوران انہوں نے یہ بھی دعویٰ کیا تھا کہ وہ بجلی کے بحران کو سالوں میں نہیں بلکہ مہینوں میں قابو پا لیں گے لیکن ڈیڑھ سال کا عرصہ گزرنے کے بعد بجلی کا بحران اور بھی سنگین ہو گیا ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ پنجاب کے وزیر اعلیٰ لوگوں سے جھوٹ بولنے کے ذمہ دار ٹھہرے ہیں۔ جنہوں نے عوام سے ووٹ حاصل کرنے کے لیے ایسا کیا جو درحقیقت انتخاب سے پہلے کی دھاندلی (Pre poll Rigging) کے مترداف ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ وفاقی وزیر بجلی و پانی نے کئی دفعہ کہا ہے کہ 2017 سے پہلے بجلی کی لوڈشیڈنگ پر قابو پانا ممکن نہیں ہے لیکن حکومت پنجاب اس بحران کو جلد حل کرنے کی نوید سنا کر لوگوں کو گمراہ کر رہی ہے لیکن لوگ انکی باتوں میں آنے والے نہیں ہیں کیونکہ حکومت پہلے ہی بری طرح اپنی ساکھ کھو چکی ہے۔ انہوں نے یاددلایا کہ نندی پور کا پاور پراجیکٹ حکومت پنجاب کے منہ پر طمانچہ ہے کیونکہ اس کی پیدا کردہ بجلی اتنی مہنگی ہے کہ گھریلو اور صنعتی صارفین دونوں اسکے متحمل نہیں ہو سکتے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ پنجاب حکومت اور اسکے اکابرین لوگوں سے بونڈے مذاق کرنا چھوڑ دیں کیونکہ ان سے وہ خود ہی مذاق بن جائیں گے۔
Islamabad January 30, 2015: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned as most barbaric and inhuman the bomb blast in an Imam Bargah in Shikarpur resulting in the death of over thirty-three worshippers and injuries to many more.
Former President was shocked and grieved beyond measure over this latest act of terror of the militants and their degenerated minds. Condemning the blast and the killing and maiming innocent people the former President said that incidents of terrorism and militancy have not and will not weaken the resolve to fight the militants to the finish.
The former President asked the Sindh Chief Minister, Sindh government and Party workers to extend all possible material and moral support to the victims in their rehabilitation.
Mr. Asif Ali Zardari also offered his deepest condolences to the bereaved families, prayed for eternal peace to those who lost their lives and speedy recovery to those injured in this attack.
Allama Ameen Shaheedi, Secretary General, Majlis-i-Wahdat-Ul-Muslimeen, called on Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President PPP Central Punjab, at the PPP Punjab Secretariat here today in which they collectively condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Shikarpur today in which reportedly more than forty people lost their precious lives.
They expressed their resolve that such abhorrent terrorist attack would not weaken the resolve of the nation to defeat terrorism and their patrons instead such coward acts would strengthen the resolve of the people to nip the evil for all times to come.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that the PPP and its leadership was very clear right from the outset to defeat the scourge by taking them head on because the policy of appeasement had proved counter- productive in the face of their mindset that was devoid of reason and civility and heavily tilted towards barbarity.
He said that the PPP was the victim of terrorism because its leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by terrorists along with hundreds of its workers.
He said that the PPP was against terrorism in its all forms and manifestations and expressed total solidarity with the Shia community against the wave of terrorism unleashed by religious fanatics. They are against Pakistan and Islam in the real sense of the word, he observed.
He pointed out that the Wahdat-Ul-Muslimeen and the PPP were on the same page to exterminate terrorism and extremism from the country because the PPP being a liberal, secular and Democratic Party firmly believed in the equality of all citizens regardless of creed and gender.
He pointed out that the Shia community and the PPP had always maintained cordial relations and they value it as important for stabilizing harmonious relations among the communities right across the country.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Watto said that he would pay the return visit to meet him and also arrange Allama Shaheedi meeting with Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and Co –Chairman Asif Ali Zardari at their earliest convenience.
Allama Amin Shaheedi thanked Main Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo adding that the Shia community considered PPP as its own Party because its political philosophy was against all types of discrimination and firmly believed in the equality of citizens in terms of fundamental rights as enshrined in the constitution.
He said that the PPP was the true representative of the Shia community because it stood for the pluralistic society based on the principle of co-existence.
Allama Amin Shaheedi urged that all the progressive forces of the country should get united to defat terrorism failing which, he warned, they would face the horrendous consequences they had not experienced yet.
Nadeem Afzal Chann, Political Advisor to Co- Chairman, Suhail Milk, Senior VP, Punjab, Rana Gul Nasir, Manzoor Maneka and Maulana Yusuf Awan were also present in the meeting.