KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Bodies Sharjeel Memon has said neither his house was raided nor any money was recovered from it. The false accusation meant my character assassination, he added.
Addressing a press conference he further said that there is no differences between Bilawal Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari and that Zulfiqar Mirza has become a part of the past politically.
Terming water a big crisis in Karachi he attributed it to the drying of the Hub Dam. The water crisis would, however, be overcome.
He further informed that all the lights in Karachi are being transferred to LED while surveillance camera would be installed on street lights.
KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon said that agreement had been inked with foreign companies for the setting up desalination plant in sea to provide sweet and mineral water to citizen of Karachi.
He also announced that 40MGD water from this plant will be supplied to Karachi from Holi month of Ramzan while more 20MGD water would be provide within three month from same system.
Addressing press conference on Monday at his office the Minister said that this system working successfully in most of the countries. He said government would sign MOU with the foreign companies in next month for supply 80MGD from desalination plant while ground-breaking ceremony of K-4 project would be held on 10 June and chief minister Sindh will lay foundation stone of the project.
He said the DHA residents purchasing 3000 gallon water in Rs.3000 but the desalination water would be available in Rs1500 and people would get sweet and mineral water. He said same rental desalination plant would be setup in next few months.
The Minister said that some elements are playing politics on water issue but government decided to reply them through working and to provide water to the people. Sharjeel said that government also decided to complete all the incomplete water supply schemes in this years and more than 800milion rupees would be allocated in upcoming budget for this purpose.
He said Sindh government is ready to hold local body’s election on 20 September and conveyed the election commission about this decision. He said PPP believed in democracy and arrangement for the local body’s election almost completed in Sindh.
The Minister criticized the Khybar Pakhtoonkawa (KPK) government for arresting the ANP leader Mian Iftikhar Hussain and termed this act as political victimization. He said PTI must avoid repeating past political trends otherwise the democratic system would be damaged.
Sharjeel Memon rejected the impression that there were any differences between PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto and Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and added that both party leaders are playing their role for strengthening the democracy and democratic system in the country. He further said that both PPP leaders also working for the solution of the problems of the common man.
The Minister said that Zulfiqar Mirza became the part of the past and PPP chairman already used the word brutus for him and there is no need to reply their allegations.
While criticizing a TV channel for telecasting a baseless and concocted news about him and advised the channel either prove the allegation leveled in that baseless news or apologize in same manner. He said this is not the freedom of press to level falls allegations without proofs.
Sharjeel Memon asked the channel to prove where were deposited two billion rupees allegedly recovered from his home. He denied that there was no raid conducted at his home and the news is propaganda against him. The minister said same allegations were also leveled against PPP leaders but not a single charge proved.