KARACHI, July 16 (SABAH): Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Sunday that Pakistan People’s Party leaders would address the reservations of Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair in the Sindh Assembly on a bill concerning the authority of the National Accountability Bureau.
CM Sindh was addressing a press conference along with other party members, at the occasion of former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf member Naz Baloch’s joining of the PPP.
The bill in question seeks to repeal the applicability of the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 in the province.
He said that former military ruler and president Pervez Musharraf had enforced the NAB’s law during 1999’s emergency.
“The 17th Amendment gave safeguard to this law,” he said, adding that the governor has the authority to take back the law.
“Despite being the governor his interest is not in line with that of Sindh,” said CM Murad.
Talking to media on the occasion Naz Baloch said “I’ve returned home as my father laid down the foundation of the PPP alongside Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto”.
She said she does not want to smear the party where she spent seven years of her life. “I am a representative of Sindh. I disagree with the PTI’s policies which focus only at Punjab and the centre’s politics,” she said.
Criticising the appointment of the same group of people as the PTI’s Karachi heads, she said it is no surprise that the party’s support has dwindled in the city. She claimed the party which garnered votes to bring about ‘change’ has itself changed now. “I feel as if I have come home again,” Baloch told reporters.
“As a daughter of Karachi and of Sindh, I performed my responsibilities in PTI under the leadership of Imran Khan. This is not a secret.”
Baloch said she asked Imran Khan many times to give some attention to Sindh but his main focus is on Punjab. “They are focused on the centre,” she asserted.
“PTI raised slogan of change. The party, which championed the youth and called for change, has, itself, changed,” Naz Baloch said. She claimed that only PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is representing youth at present.