KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday said the issues of Sindh cannot be resolved in one day.
“The Sindh government’s first priority is to resolve the water crises,” Bilawal Zardari said while addressing inauguration ceremony of Pump House Project at Dhabeji Pumping Station.
The project has been started at the cost of Rs1.4 billion. Four new pumps have been installed in the Pump House under the Karachi Bulk Water Supply System. Each pump has the capacity of 25 MGD, which will increase water supply to Karachi by 100 MGD.
The PPP chairman said advanced technology was used in new pumps. It was a crucial project in accordance with the demands of the people, he said.
He said the government would also setup desalination plants in Karachi and interior Sindh. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan had, after getting into power, promised to build desalination plants and K4 Bulk Water Supply project for Karachi, however not a single rupee had been given so far by the federal government in this regard.
Bilawal said not a single development project was started by the incumbent federal government in Sindh. “The works started in Musharraf’s era have been restarted though,” he quipped.
On controversy of replacement of the Sindh’s inspector general, he said when Punjab’s IG was changed the PM did not even know about it, while when the IG of Sindh had to be replaced it was made an issue.
“All the commodities including gas, electricity, petrol and wheat flour have been made expensive. This is being done to conceal their incompetency. While the Sindh government is working despite all the conspiracies,” he said lashing out at the centre.
He said the province was being deprived of the constitutional right of appropriate supply. “We are not threatening that we would halt the gas supply, but they should follow the constitution,” he said.