LARKANA: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said Pakistan Peoples Party lawmakers have sent their resignations to the chairman of the party, and it is now up to the leadership to determine when and how to use them in a timely manner.
He told reporters on Saturday in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh Bhutto that the party’s central executive committee was scheduled to meet in Karachi on December 29 and that the question of resignations was likely to be addressed at this platform.
He repeated that it was for the leadership to determine what it would do with the resignations and, on someone’s urging, it would not act on them. He added that the party would announce a decision on resignations from the Pakistan Democratic Movement forum.
He said that in Senate polls and by-elections, the party would not leave the field open, but an apolitical individual might read the decision as an effort to save the government in Sindh. Those who could not gain even the seat of a councillor had sneaked through the backdoors and, he added, become federal ministers.
In response to a question, he claimed that he had no knowledge as to who was going to participate in the death anniversary programme and added in the same breath that he was not aware of the commitments of Maulana Fazlur Rehman. “I’m only here for the death anniversary event to review security arrangements,” he said.
He said all attempts would be made during the anniversary programme to observe SOPs for Covid-19 and it would be assured that participants were issued with masks. “We want the virus to be contained and I’m here to serve people who don’t play cricket,” he said.
During his visit, the Chief Minister chaired a high-profile meeting in which he was briefed by Larkana Deputy Commissioner Tariq Manzoor about the preparations made for the case.
He expected the huge presence of people from all over the world in the event to pay tribute to their leader. PPP has a record of helping the needy who enjoyed it for that, he added, leading officers on the day to make successful traffic arrangements.
Earlier, accompanied by provincial ministers Mukesh Chawla, Nawab Taimoor Talpur, MPAs Sharjeel Inam Memon, Imdad Pitafi and others, the chief minister laid wreaths and offered fateha in the mausoleum on Bhutto’s grave.