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PPP raising water issue to switch attention from lawlessness: Haleem Adil

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice President and the leader of opposition in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh has said that the leaders of Pakistan People’s Party  (PPP) are raising artificial water issue to distract the attention of masses from worrisome lawlessness in the province.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, flanked by PTI Ghotki president Mir Iftikhar Lound and other leaders, Haleem Adil said the Sindh government has failed to control law and order.

He said “Patrons of bandits are sitting in assemblies and corridors of power. He said to divert attention from Bahria Town and dacoits’ issues, the PPP rulers have raised water shortage issue,” he alleged.

The PTI leader said that the Sindh government has made him busy in attending courts, adding that bandits send their videos on Tick-Tok, however, “the Sindh government is dubbing Haleem Adil Sheikh as a terrorist.”

Haleem Adil demanded that the case of killing and injuring cops in the Katcha area of Shikarpur should be lodged against IGP Sindh. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the federal interior minister to hold a meeting on law and order in Sindh.

Haleem Adil said that Sindh police say that they have no modern weapons, adding after the 18th amendment law and order is a provincial subject. The federal government can send an army and rangers if the Sindh government formally writes a letter, the PTI leader said.

“If the federal government send army and rangers on its own these people would cry that Sindh is attacked,” he added. Haleem Adil alleged that 44 percent of development funds are being eaten by the corruption mafia.

He said the PPP government has not introduced a single bus in Karachi during the last 13 years. He said lawlessness is on the rise in Sindh, and poor people are deprived of basic facilities.

He said the federal government would start the Green Line service this year. He said, “The federal government is cleaning Nullahs in Karachi but the Sindh government is not cleaning any Nullahs.”

He said the federal government has started development projects in Sindh. “It is also supplying vaccine, while the PPP government is sucking the blood of poor people,” Adil added.