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Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday hit back at the government over alleged bias in allocating funds for development projects, adding that the provincial government would "no longer tolerate it".

Addressing a press conference, Shah said: "Don't make an East India Company here. We will not tolerate it, we will resist. Don't treat Sindh in this way and don't create two Pakistans.

"The federal government is spending money on the provinces. Fine, but at least consult with us and look at the priorities. We are the representatives.," he said, adding that it was obvious other priorities were being looked at when making allocations for the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

It is not a good thing that you are going to union councils to make roads and drains under the prime minister's programme, he said.


Shah also said that schemes were allocated in the PDSP without informing the province due to "pressure". "During one of the meetings, a gentlemen said that their hands were tied due to pressure from MNAs and MPAs. I stayed quiet, but this is contempt of court," he said, stating that the Supreme Court had said funds could not be given to MNAs and MPAs.

Union Council schemes for Gujrat and Bahawalpur were included in the prime ministers' programme, he said, adding that this was being done as the government was facing "problems" with the voter bank in these areas.

"Many of the PDSP schemes are for south Punjab because they are facing issues there." He stated that development funds should be given to the provinces so that they can address the needs of the people.

"They say they will give funds to the people of Sindh, not the government. Why is this only applicable to Sindh? They used to say Pakistan is one not two. Is this one Pakistan?"

The chief minister made it clear that his grievances were with the federal government and not with the other provinces.

"I am elated when I hear about development in Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. this is only for comparison, to show the discrimination against us. Spend four times as much money [in other provinces]. but if you do that then give us more too."

He claimed that allocations for development projects were being done "directly from Islamabad" to address "drains in union councils".

Letter to PM Imran
Last week, Shah had urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to reconsider the proposed PDSP, terming it lopsided as it was ‘detrimental’ to the interests of people living in the province.

In a strongly worded letter to the prime minister, he said ever since the current federal government came to power, it was treating Sindh with an abject bias. "Grave injustice is being meted out to the people of Sindh ever since the current federal government came into power in August 2018," he wrote in the letter.

Giving the four-year break-up of the number of schemes and their allocation for provincially executed projects for Sindh in the PSDP, he said only six schemes with a total allocation of Rs5,069.14 million were proposed in 2021, while the number of schemes in 2017-18 was 27 with a total allocation of Rs23,387.21m.

He said there were 10 schemes with allocation of Rs8,302m in 2020-21, 13 schemes of Rs8.508.85m in 2019-20 and 22 schemes with allocation of 14,266.72m in 2018-19.

A day later, federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar hit back at Shah over his letter and affirmed the federal government’s commitment to development projects in Sindh.

Umar said if the allocations set aside for federal projects in Sindh in the last three years of the previous government were compared to the incumbent government's three years, then there was an increase of more than 32 per cent.

He hit out at CM Murad and alleged he was "confused" and couldn't differentiate between the people of the province and the provincial government. "Chief minister sahab you are definitely [a part of] Sindh's government but you are not Sindh's masses and we have to spend money on Sindh's people, not the government," Umar said.

Umar claimed that previously, funds sent to the provincial government had instead been diverted to other purposes such as accumulating properties and assets instead of being spent on Sindh and the people of the province were aware about this.

He added that Prime Minister Imran Khan had within one year announced two historic development packages for Sindh which covered rural and urban areas with a total of 18 districts being covered under the two packages.

 

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LOL, good to see PTI govt is bypassing Sindh govt over developmental projects in Sindh. This is pissing them off lately. No corruption for PeePeePee. 18th ammendment can go to hell.
 

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This is coming to a head quicker than I had thought. I thought PPP would wait till closer to the 2023 elections before bringing up the Sindh Card. I wonder what kind of calculations are making Zardari to hurry up??
But in all honesty there are some valid reasons for Sindh's grievances. PPP, which was the mightiest political force in Pakistan in the 1970s, has been reduced to a rural Sindh party and its charismatic leader Zulfi Bhutto was hanged in a 'judicial murder' and its next best leader Benazir Bhutto killed in Punjab. Call it whatever you want, but the Sindhis have registered all that into their collective memory.


But still there is NO CHANCE of any Sindhu Desh--although it is giving some wet-dreams to Indians lately after the assault by the hooligans on Baharia Town Karachi. Sindhu Desh is not possible: The demographics have changed a lot. The Urdu Speakers are some of the fiercest Pakistani patriots and then there are other ethnicities in tens of millions in Karachi alone who have no desire to be under the feudals of rural Sindh.
But if it helps PPP win the next elections then they would get more and more into ethnic politics. PPP KNOWS it is finished on the national scale and so has to take what it can for power--and that is the Sindh government, using the Sindh Card...
 

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This is what happens when you by-pass Sindh government and develop projects and infrastructure directly from psdp through federal, you hear anti state pro separation statements.

From last 5 years I only heard anti state and pro partition statements coming from Sindh PPP government only. FATA tribal agencies, Baluchistan all good. Just Sindh got issues.

This is a reminder for Karachiities who always ask fed to ignore Sindh provincial government and take matters in its own hands
 

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when sindhu desh come yo reality please let karachi separate province and include karachi with pakistan thank you lol.
 

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This is what happens when you by-pass Sindh government and develop projects and infrastructure directly from psdp through federal, you hear anti state pro separation statements.

From last 5 years I only heard anti state and pro partition statements coming from Sindh PPP government only. FATA tribal agencies, Baluchistan all good. Just Sindh got issues.

This is a reminder for Karachiities who always ask fed to ignore Sindh provincial government and take matters in its own hands
That's like you should keep pleasing a "muhallai ka ghunda" or else it would start acting like a ghunda

Well f*ck that ghunda
 

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Statements by PPP about money being spent on Public

"It is not a good thing that you are going to union councils to make roads and drains under the prime minister's programme", - CM Sindh, Murad Ali Shah (PPP)

"The Sindh government doesn’t believe in issuing ‘Sehat Cards’," - Sindh Government Spokesperson Murtaza Wahab (PPP)
 

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two major cancers of Pakistan that sell their mother(Pakistan) to enemies. peepee and tooi party. whats even worse is the jahil mahjay, gamay and chadday that follow the #%*$*
 

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This is a reminder for Karachiities who always ask fed to ignore Sindh provincial government and take matters in its own hands
PPP HAS to play the ethnic politics. Have you not seen that those who attacked Baharia Town Karachi two days ago openly chanted anti-Pakistan slogans?? And yet where is the PPP condemnation of that? There is a video where PTI's Murad Saeed exposed Bilawal for his silence over the BTK attack. Why is the PPP silent?? Because it is part of a political calculation: The only way to power in Sindh left to PPP is through the ethnic politics. Heck, I am old enough to remember when Zia ul Haq was cracking down on the MRD protests in 1983/84 and Indira Gandhi had publicly hinted at doing another 1971 in Sindh, even then Benazir Bhutto had hinted at the politics of separatism.

It is all about power and money! Bilawal is the latest macho-man of the feudal order which has its hold on rural Sindh. There are literally tens of billions of $$ at stake. They are not going to go without a fight.
 

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This is coming to a head quicker than I had thought. I thought PPP would wait till closer to the 2023 elections before bringing up the Sindh Card. I wonder what kind of calculations are making Zardari to hurry up??
But in all honesty there are some valid reasons for Sindh's grievances. PPP, which was the mightiest political force in Pakistan in the 1970s, has been reduced to a rural Sindh party and its charismatic leader Zulfi Bhutto was hanged in a 'judicial murder' and its next best leader Benazir Bhutto killed in Punjab. Call it whatever you want, but the Sindhis have registered all that into their collective memory.


But still there is NO CHANCE of any Sindhu Desh--although it is giving some wet-dreams to Indians lately after the assault by the hooligans on Baharia Town Karachi. Sindhu Desh is not possible: The demographics have changed a lot. The Urdu Speakers are some of the fiercest Pakistani patriots and then there are other ethnicities in tens of millions in Karachi alone who have no desire to be under the feudals of rural Sindh.
But if it helps PPP win the next elections then they would get more and more into ethnic politics. PPP KNOWS it is finished on the national scale and so has to take what it can for power--and that is the Sindh government, using the Sindh Card...
and currently a Punjabi Governor, albeit toothless. :lol:
 

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Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday hit back at the government over alleged bias in allocating funds for development projects, adding that the provincial government would "no longer tolerate it".

Addressing a press conference, Shah said: "Don't make an East India Company here. We will not tolerate it, we will resist. Don't treat Sindh in this way and don't create two Pakistans.

"The federal government is spending money on the provinces. Fine, but at least consult with us and look at the priorities. We are the representatives.," he said, adding that it was obvious other priorities were being looked at when making allocations for the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

It is not a good thing that you are going to union councils to make roads and drains under the prime minister's programme, he said.


Shah also said that schemes were allocated in the PDSP without informing the province due to "pressure". "During one of the meetings, a gentlemen said that their hands were tied due to pressure from MNAs and MPAs. I stayed quiet, but this is contempt of court," he said, stating that the Supreme Court had said funds could not be given to MNAs and MPAs.

Union Council schemes for Gujrat and Bahawalpur were included in the prime ministers' programme, he said, adding that this was being done as the government was facing "problems" with the voter bank in these areas.

"Many of the PDSP schemes are for south Punjab because they are facing issues there." He stated that development funds should be given to the provinces so that they can address the needs of the people.

"They say they will give funds to the people of Sindh, not the government. Why is this only applicable to Sindh? They used to say Pakistan is one not two. Is this one Pakistan?"

The chief minister made it clear that his grievances were with the federal government and not with the other provinces.

"I am elated when I hear about development in Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. this is only for comparison, to show the discrimination against us. Spend four times as much money [in other provinces]. but if you do that then give us more too."

He claimed that allocations for development projects were being done "directly from Islamabad" to address "drains in union councils".

Letter to PM Imran
Last week, Shah had urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to reconsider the proposed PDSP, terming it lopsided as it was ‘detrimental’ to the interests of people living in the province.

In a strongly worded letter to the prime minister, he said ever since the current federal government came to power, it was treating Sindh with an abject bias. "Grave injustice is being meted out to the people of Sindh ever since the current federal government came into power in August 2018," he wrote in the letter.

Giving the four-year break-up of the number of schemes and their allocation for provincially executed projects for Sindh in the PSDP, he said only six schemes with a total allocation of Rs5,069.14 million were proposed in 2021, while the number of schemes in 2017-18 was 27 with a total allocation of Rs23,387.21m.

He said there were 10 schemes with allocation of Rs8,302m in 2020-21, 13 schemes of Rs8.508.85m in 2019-20 and 22 schemes with allocation of 14,266.72m in 2018-19.

A day later, federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar hit back at Shah over his letter and affirmed the federal government’s commitment to development projects in Sindh.

Umar said if the allocations set aside for federal projects in Sindh in the last three years of the previous government were compared to the incumbent government's three years, then there was an increase of more than 32 per cent.

He hit out at CM Murad and alleged he was "confused" and couldn't differentiate between the people of the province and the provincial government. "Chief minister sahab you are definitely [a part of] Sindh's government but you are not Sindh's masses and we have to spend money on Sindh's people, not the government," Umar said.

Umar claimed that previously, funds sent to the provincial government had instead been diverted to other purposes such as accumulating properties and assets instead of being spent on Sindh and the people of the province were aware about this.

He added that Prime Minister Imran Khan had within one year announced two historic development packages for Sindh which covered rural and urban areas with a total of 18 districts being covered under the two packages.

Hao sain, Maan samjhan tu Tha tawanh ji MURAD hittay cha aahay...
Wah sain wah, wah Jo kalam budhayo...
 

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This is a reminder for Karachiities who always ask fed to ignore Sindh provincial government and take matters in its own hands
so my dear in other words are you trying to say that State of Pakistan must extort the price of Blackmailing of PPP from Karachi ..... ???

hope you will reconsider your opinion, if some elements cross the line then it is MUST for State to intervene to fulfil its duties.
 

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so my dear in other words are you trying to say that State of Pakistan must extort the price of Blackmailing of PPP from Karachi ..... ???

hope you will reconsider your opinion, if some elements cross the line then it is MUST for State to intervene to fulfil its duties.
Yes.
Thing is--I was a staunch PPP supporter from 1986 till sometime 2010/11; at that point I realized that PPP will never rise above its victimhood mentality and had no interest in 'governance'. It is ad-hocism just to grab as much as possible. To be fair: Under Zia ul Haq, PPP was not only crushed but its opponents, like Nawaz Sharif, made so much money that PPP had to counter them by theft of their own. Politics can't be played with empty pockets!!

What we are seeing is a result of the Establishment's dirty politics. The Urban Sindh and the Rural Sindh always had divergent paths. An educated, urban society was pitted against a feudal society where, even now, not much of value is being built. Watch the PTV Dramas from the 1980s to understand how different were the two cultures. But it was just as 'ethnic' as it was because of the differences between urban vs rural. Heck, even in America I see this divide to some extent.
 

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Statements by PPP about money being spent on Public

"It is not a good thing that you are going to union councils to make roads and drains under the prime minister's programme", - CM Sindh, Murad Ali Shah (PPP)

"The Sindh government doesn’t believe in issuing ‘Sehat Cards’," - Sindh Government Spokesperson Murtaza Wahab (PPP)
for the love of God gift these mofos Ghauris up their rear ends
 

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This is what happens when you by-pass Sindh government and develop projects and infrastructure directly from psdp through federal, you hear anti state pro separation statements.

This is a reminder for Karachiities who always ask fed to ignore Sindh provincial government and take matters in its own hands
The provincial government spits all over the city on purpose, the federal government steps in to aid the people directly in the absence and willful negligence of the provincial government, as is its duty, the provincial government starts throwing a hissy fit which would not make sense to an infant, and you decide to blame the people of that city for complaining against that provincial government? How does that make sense?

If an elected party gives anti-state pro-separation statements then their should be a case of treason against them. If we criticized Altaf for it, let's not shy away when its the PPP snakes doing the same.
 
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