NFC award’s remaining Rs 116bn still not paid to Sindh: CM | Pakistan Today

NFC award’s remaining Rs 116bn still not paid to Sindh: CM

HYDERABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said Saturday that that Prime Minister Imran Khan twice visited Karachi, but the remaining amount of Rs 116 billion of NFC award had not yet been paid to Sindh regime by the federal government.

“NAB is targeting them only and the recent incident occurred with Jam Kahn Shoro, former PPP Sindh Minister, when he, despite having a bail, was threatened by persons in plain clothes having weapons on the way and later it was informed that those persons belonged to NAB,” he while talking to media at the marriage ceremony of the nephew of MPA Abdul Karim Soomro at Tando Mohammad Khan today.

He said that NAB instead of taking indiscriminate action against people having corruption references remained busy in arresting people in Sindh only. The arrest of Aleem Khan was cosmetic and he may get released soon on bail, he observed.

Chief Minister Sindh said that the situation became quite alarming as the retired brigadier against whom NAB was conducting inquiries committed suicide the other day. To a question, Shah said that the federal government had no interest in Sindh. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan twice visited Karachi, but the remaining amount of Rs 116 billion of NFC had not yet given to Sindh by the federal government.

Replying to a question about water shortage in Sindh, the Chief Minister Sindh said that a committee to address the water issue in Sindh was formed on April last year and he was also a member of that committee and the committee was informed about water issue in Sindh but no any progress had been made in this regard. Replying another question he said that according to the constitution the province had the first right on the natural gas where it had been discovered and we had voiced on every forum on the shortage of gas in Sindh and added that District Tando Mohammad Khan was rich in natural gas.

Replying to a question, he said that it was quite surprising that a money laundering case committed in Sindh, according to NAB, was transferred in Rawalpindi. “We have not good memories about Rawalpindi as our beloved leaders Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto were martyred in Rawalpindi.” MNA Syed Naveed Qamer and PPP Sindh President Nisar Ahmed Khuhro were also present ont the occasion.



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