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Murad Ali Shah told the Prime Minister that the federal government was treating Sindh with prejudice

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday, accusing the federal government of bias since he came to power, 24 News HD TV reported. ۔

The letter said, “Ever since the present federal government came to power, it has been behaving erratically with Sindh province.”

In his letter, Murad Ali Shah complained that the federal government had ignored Sindh’s plans in the public sector development program, saying it was an injustice to the people of Sindh.

He also said that Article 156 of the Constitution was being violated by not convening a meeting of the National Economic Council as scheduled.

The Chief Minister said that despite the passage of four years, the National Highway Authority (NHA) has not completed the construction of Sehwan Jamshoro Highway, adding that the federal government had lost its lives due to its incompleteness. Is responsible.

The letter said, “Sehwan Jamshoro Road has cost a total of Rs. 14 billion, of which 50% was provided by the Sindh government in April 2017. Over a period of more than 4 years of implementation on this road, 50 Less than 1 percent is complete. The incompleteness of this road has resulted in several deaths in road accidents and 1 has been blamed on the federal government. It further states, “It is surprising that this The Lahore to Sukkur section of the project has been started with assurance funds under PSDP and the Sukkur to Hyderabad section is the only section which has not been started till date and has been proposed under Public Private. Partnership method. “

The letter said that Punjab was given projects worth Rs 86,605 million while Sindh got only Rs 48,080 million. The Sindh government has also demanded the federal government to review the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for the next financial year.

The Chief Minister appealed to the Prime Minister to look into the issue of inequality among the provinces in terms of development projects.

“Prime Minister, I strongly urge you to reconsider this Localized Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) and adhere to the constitutional requirement of” balanced development and regional equity. ” It is very detrimental to the interests of the people. Sir, you have to treat Sindh like a federation unit and make sure that it does not lose its due share.

Reporter Azad Nehru


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