KARACHI: Dr. Fehmida Mirza (former NA speaker) and her husband Zulfiqar Mirza (former home minister) held a joint presser here today with Pir Pagara to announce their joining of Grand Democratic Alliance here today.
The duo met Pir Pagara at his DHA residence and told the Media about their decision about leaving PPPP to join GDA.
Fehmida Mirza claimed that there was nothing like PPPP phenomenon anymore and people should not vote personalities.
During the Press Conference, Fehmida Mirza read the TOR. Stating that geographical integrity of the Province would be ascertained she stressed on the need of implementation of 1991 water accord. She said that potable water would be provided as basic human rights.
She said that without Sindh’s consent no reservoir/dam would be acceptable; she noted that health and educational emergencies should be imposed in the province. She further said that fair prices to farmers would be safeguarded.
Cynics go haywire wondering what these people had been doing for people’s health and education during years when they enjoyed absolute power?
A relevant piece: The General Secretary of Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) Ayaz Latif Palijo has informed that the alliance has so far received applications from 160 people for the tickets to contest 2018 general election. In a statement issued here on Sunday, Palijo apprised that 60 applications for the National Assembly’s seats in Sindh and 100 for the Sindh Assembly’s seats had been received as yet. “Many former MNAs and MPAs are in contact with the GDA’s president Pir Pagara Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi,” he said.
Palijo said the aspiring candidates had been asked to fill the nomination forms and added that the alliance would decide the candidates by June 10. The GDA’s leader said his alliance would not accept the presiding and assistant presiding officers who in the past elections favored the candidates of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). He blamed the PPP for alleged corruption and bad governance in Sindh during last 10 years of the party’s rule in the province, adding that the people of Sindh were looking towards the GDA for political representation. According to Palijo, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had issued the election symbol star. (3rd of June, 2018)