Sindh govt ready to hold LG polls on Sept 20: Sharjeel

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that Sindh government is ready to hold local bodies’ election on September 20 and has conveyed this decision to the Election Commission of Pakistan.
He said PPP believes in democracy and arrangement for the local body’s election have almost been completed in Sindh.
He said this while addressing a press conference at his office here, said a statement. The minister said that agreement had been inked with foreign companies for the setting up desalination plant at 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 holy month of Ramazan while further 20MGD water would be provide within three month from same system.
He said government would sign MoU with the foreign companies next month for supply 80MGD from desalination plant while ground-breaking ceremony of K-4 project would be held on June 10 and Sindh Chief Minister will lay the foundation stone of the project.
He said the DHA residents purchasing 3000 gallon water for Rs 3000 but the desalinated water would be available for Rs 1500 and people would get sweet and mineral water.
The minister said similar rental desalination plant would be set up in next few months. He said that some elements are playing politics on water issue but government has decided to reply them through work and to provide water to the people.
Sharjeel said that the government has also decided to complete all the incomplete water supply schemes in this year and more than Rs 800 million would be allocated in upcoming budget for this purpose.
The minister criticised the Khybar Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government for arresting the ANP leader Mian Iftikhar Hussain and termed this act as political victimisation. 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 are also working for the solution of problems of the common man.
The minister said that Zulfiqar Mirza has become a part of the past and there is no need to reply his allegations.