KARACHI: Spokesperson for Sindh Government Senator Murtaza Wahab on Tuesday sarcastically said that the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) government scored century in sugar price after much struggle.
He said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s cabinet members wanted to blame the Sindh government for their bad governance and failure to deliver to the masses.
“When I came to know about not just achieving the target of tax collection by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) but 22 percent increase in it, I was over the moon. But when I saw the figures then I realized that it was Rs125 billion less than the actual target,” said Murtaza Wahab.
However, he said, the federation failed to give the Sindh government its due Rs63 instead it gave Rs34 bn in July under the NFC program. “This makes a shortfall of Rs29 bn. With such a huge shortfall, how will the government be able to pay salaries and pensions and how will we run ADB schemes and other development projects,” he queried.
The Sindh government spokesperson asked the government to shun the hatred against the provincial government and get rid of cartels who were running the government instead of the PTI.
“If you see commission report you will come to know that sugar cartels earned big bucks through the crisis. The sugar prices rose for it was exported,” he said.
Murtaza Wahab said nowhere in the country sugar was being sold at Rs70 per kg not even at utility stores which were run by the federal government.
He said the biggest issues faced by the country currently were inflation, unemployment and wrong policies of the government.
“Masses were robbed of billions of rupees last year as well by creating fake wheat crisis,” he claimed.