PPP HAS NO PERSONAL GRUDGE AGAINST ANYONE; ADHERING TO POLICY OF RECONCILIATION: SHARJEEL

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
Sindh Minister for information, archives and local government Sharjeel Innam Memon said that Pakistan People’s Party and Muttahida Qaumi Movement had complete mental harmony at the top leadership level.
He was talking to the newsmen inside the Sindh assembly premise after the session of the House was over Friday.
In reply to a question, the Minister said that exchange of harsh views and warm debate in Sindh assembly was sure sign of democracy and was confined to the House as Sindh government had no personal grudge against anyone and there was also no dispute between the treasury and opposition benches.
He on behalf of Sindh senior Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro made it clear that on a question of MQM on 30,000 employees in education department, the senior Minister had not declared them as inelligible but talked about their appointments in education department in violation to rules and regulations over which Sindh government took action and suspended them along with show cause notices. The senior Minister wanted to speak on that issue in the House but could not owing to the overall situation in the House.
The Minister for information, archives and local government Sharjeel Innam Memon said that Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim held the office of Sindh Chief Minister during the tenure of Pervez Musharraf, and during his tenure people were inducted in local government departments, Karachi Water and Sewerage Board and commerce and industry departments in large number and in violation to rules and regulations. A number of inductees were involved in heinous crimes such as target killing, kidnapping for ransom and extortion whom the law enforcement agencies had nabbed during targeted operation while a process of internal scrutiny was still being carried out by the law enforcement agencies.
He said that those alleging Sindh government were part of that government.
In reply to another question, he said that there was no personal enmity between PPP and MQM and the situation in the House was only limited to the House.
He said that Taliban were now much talking about peace while forgetting the fact that they had beheaded Pakistan Army men and shed the blood of more than 50,000 innocent Military and civilian Pakistanis but astonishingly they were now preaching peace in Pakistan, which was, however, a good thing.
The Minister Sharjeel Innam Memon said, “It was prime obligation of courts of law to make sure justice should prevail and it should be seen done but sadly those creating problems had found it easy to obtain stay orders”.
He said that PPP always believed in politics of reconciliation and expected that all political parties would also adopt the policy of reconciliation for a better political atmosphere and stronger democracy.