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Provinces are not getting their rights, Bilawal on 73rd Independence Day

KARACHI: Chairman PPP-P Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has inaugurated the first ever Peoples Square here today at the 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan.

He said since provincial governments were not being given their due shares after the NFC and the 18th amendment there were shortage of funds.

Claiming that his party had always focused on solving the peoples’ problems, he congratulated the citoyens by saying: “Today we are celebrating special Independence Day in Karachi. This project is the beginning of a revolution.” 

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari further said though his Party would continue to fight for the rights of the Province, with available limited resources, it would attempt to find solutions of the masses’ problems.  He lamented since Fed. Govt did not provide assistance for the Peoples Square, Provincial Govt. had to borrow from WB.

Claiming that twenty other such developmental projects had  also been planned for Malir, Ibrahim Haideri etc, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari informed that not only there was an underground parking facility attached to the project, there were stalls and the utilities’ lines too were aptly concealed underground. He said Peoples Square-type projects would be built in all the 7 districts of the Metropolis.

According to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Provincial Govt would also work on Old City: For instance, Aram Bagh Mosque would be rebuilt, work would be carried out at historic monuments like Wazir Mansion in Kharadar where Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born and Kakri Ground where wedding of BB took place etc.

Focusing on PPP’s relationship with Karachi he reminded that  Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto used to teach law at SM Law College here. He said that development of Karachi meant progress of the Province and the country. He pointed out that Sindh Board of Revenue achieved its target despite the predicaments due to Pandemic, whereas, FBR failed to do so.

Focusing on Law and Order situation  in the Port City  he reminded that not only the  terrorists from all around the globe had converged here but also the local thugs made it their haunt. He pointed out that the people and LEA of Karachi had made most of the sacrifices to contain terrorism.

According to him due to the sacrifices of karachiites the city of lights’ milieu was now suitable for commencing projects like Peoples Square. He said that PPP respected the governments’ mandate and Sindh would be the only Province where local government would complete its term.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari grasped at the opportunity to criticize the PTI-led Fed. Govt. and claimed that Imran Khan did not give jobs, did not build five million houses, nor completed a single project as promised.

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.