Karachi can’t be separated from Sindh: Imran

PTI chief says Rangers operation is bearing fruit in Karachi

DAHARKI – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Friday that Karachi cannot be allowed to become a separate province.

The PTI chairman accused PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain of dividing the people in Sindh on the basis of ethnicity. Talking to journalists in Daharki, the PTI chief claimed that vote-bank in the province was created by spreading hatred among the people. Noting that the law and order situation in Karachi has improved as a result of successful targeted operation by Rangers, Imran said corruption was on the rise in Sindh. He stressed the need for taking steps to eliminate corruption from the province.

The PTI chairman said Altaf and Zardari have divided Sindh among themselves and pitted Urdu-speaking and Sindhi people against each other, receiving votes on the basis of this hatred. The PTI chief said there is no tug of war between the MQM and PPP in Sindh for power, rather they are allies. He announced that his party’s alliance would be with the poor people of Sindh. “We will reach out to every nook and corner of Sindh to mobilise people,” he added. Imran said that in Sindh the powerful ruling elite does not t follow the rule of law and the Sindhi people are paying the cost of corruption. “I have been saying this for 19 years that I had never seen as much poverty anywhere in Pakistan as I have seen in interior Sindh,” the PTI chairman said, asserting that his party will raise the socio-economic status of the province’s people.

Lashing out at the Pakistan People’s Party, Imran remarked that future of the party is doomed. The PPP had ideological workers’ support, but Zardari has ruined the party, he said, adding that even the military dictators did not damage the PPP as much as Zardari did. He said the best solution to Sindh’s problem is the devolution of power to grass roots through an empowered local government system.

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