KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Monday said that no agreement was signed with the centre, neither a committee was formed, in fact, they only mulled over the issues of Karachi.
“We are ready to work with the federation and we desire so. (But) Our stance is that we will work under the constitution,” CM Murad Ali Shah said while addressing the media at CM House in Karachi.
He said committees of political parties were not made in executive affairs. Powers of all the provinces were clearly defined in the constitution, he said adding that executive role was performed by the governments and not political parties. He said some nincompoop people in the federation did not understand that.
Earlier, local media report that a six-member committee had been constituted to address the issues of Karachi.
The committee reportedly comprised members of the Pakistan Tehreek Insaf, Pakistan Peoples Party and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan.
Spokesman of Sindh government Murtaza Wahab had said that the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah was the chairman of the committee, while Asad Umar, Ali Haider Zaidi, and Amin-ul-Haq from the federal government and Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and Saeed Ghani would represent the Sindh government in the committee.
The Sindh chief minister said that he was ready to meet the ruling party’s leadership to talk about resolving issues of the city. He said he never denied help of the federation, rather he wanted the centre to help him in cleaning Karachi.
“We cleaned 35 nullahs, which does not mean that they have been cleaned entirely. We devised a system for cleaning nullahs.
“I can say with surety that traffic did not stop for even 4 hours this time due to rainwater on Sharae Faisal and water was not accumulated in any of the underpasses across the city,” he said.