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SAEED GHANI BLAMES CENTRE FOR SHORTAGE OF GAS IN SINDH, TERMS PTI PROTEST A DRAMA

KARACHI January 10: Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Labor Saeed Ghani has said that the shortage of gas in Sindh was not due to the shortfall of gas in the country, but it was owing to the incompetence, lack of planning and failure of the federal government of Pakistan Tehree-i-Insaaf to forsee the situation. Saeed Ghani said that the Chief Minister had also talked about the inadequate supply of gas to the province, but the issue had not been resolved as yet, and consequently every sector in the province was facing constant gas shortage.

He said this while talking to the journalusts after the inauguration of Pakistan Life Style Furniture Expo, which started at Karachi Expo Center on Friday. Saeed Ghani said that 70 per cent of the gas produced in the country was originating from Sindh, but even then Sindh province was not being given a legitimate share in accordance with the constitution. The provincial Minister for Information and Labor said that the prime minister should take action in this regard and make sure that Sindh was getting its legitimate share of gas. Responding to a question about PTI's protest, Saeed Ghani said he was surprised at the protest, adding that, it was nothing but drama.

He said that if the party leaders of PTI wanted to protest, then they should better go to Islamabad for that. Saeed Ghani said that with Imran Khan in office of the Premier, one should never expect to find peace in this life or in this world. Provincial Minister for Information said that the prime minister had set a gauge to prove himself wise, according to which he would make a decision one day, and then withdraw it the next day. He said that Pakistan People’s Party opened the way for employment through agriculture and other field, but the PTI government had shut all the opened doors for jobs. Saeed Ghani said that if the attitude of the government remained the same, then the opposition would had no option, but to use whatever means possible to get rid of it. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf planned to discredit a successful program like Benazir Income Support through propaganda, provincial minister said. He said that the whole world appreciated the Benazir Income Support Program after a survey, but PTI conspired to expel thousands of people from the program owing to approximately only two and a half thousand people.

Responding to a question, Saeed Ghani said that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had set up a committee to investigate the death of a child at the National Institute of Child Health. He said that this committee would come forward with its report soon, after which the facts could be ascertained. Meanwhile, Saeed Ghani, while attending as Chief Guest at the Inauguration Ceremony of Pakistan Life Style Furniture Expo, said the world-renowned brand's participation in this exhibition proved that the law and situation of Karachi was in control now. He said that he attended this exhibition every year, and that through this exhibition a positive image of Pakistan was revealed to the world. Provincial Minister for Information and Labor expressed the hope the exhibitions like Pakistan Lifestyle Furniture Expo would certainly help create a positive image of the country in the world.

 

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