KARACHI: Taking a dig at the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Labour Saeed Ghani on Wednesday said the Karachi-based party was being used by the Pakistan Teheek-e-Insaf (PTI).
“The MQM has not learnt anything in its 30 years of politics,” Saeed Ghani said while addressing a press conference in Karachi.
He said there was no use of the committee formed by the federal government on the issues of Karachi. He said the centre had done nothing except for making a committee on the issues facing the metropolis. The Sindh government was not taken into confidence before forming the committee, he said.
The provincial minister also lambasted the Imran Khan-led ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf alleging that the party had ruined the national economy.
He asked the MQM-P and the PTI to do whatever they wanted but within the limits of the constitution, otherwise they would confront their any move with great resistance.
The Pakistan Peoples Party leader said that it was the responsibility of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and the district municipal corporations to lift garbage from the city.
Saeed Ghani claimed that the PPP in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank was going to spend a huge amount of money on Karachi very soon.
On July 31, the Sindh minister Saeed Ghani had blamed the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) for accumulation of rainwater on roads and streets in Karachi.
“The KMC is responsible for cleaning 38 stormwater drains in the metropolis. The municipal services provider was paid out 50 crore rupees against its demand of 120 crore rupees,” Saeed Ghani had said while addressing a press conference flanked by Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister (CM) for Information, Law and Anticorruption, Barrister Murtaza Wahab in Karachi.
Lashing out at Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar, he had said the mayor cried foul about lack of authority. He asked why he did not perform under the authorities he enjoyed. He said the provincial government wanted to resolve issues in coordination with all the stakeholders.
“The Sindh government assists the KMC and district municipal corporations in cleaning stormwater drains. The DMCs are responsible to clean 200 small rainwater drains in the city,” he had said.