KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the arms cache recovered from a house located close to the headquarters of a (political) party in the city has raised many questions.
That is why people were pointing their fingers of accusation.
This he said while talking to media at a house in Defence where he had gone to offer condolence on Saturday.
He said that he had ordered a through inquiry into the recovery of huge quantity of arms from a house at Azizabad.
“The house is close to the headquarter of a party, therefore people are raising question about the ownership of the weapons dumped there,” he said and added that things would be clear crystal when inquiry is finalized.
Brushing aside the impression of corruption in Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah said that it was an old issue. “I working day and night to establish good governance. Once the governance is improved corrupt practices would automatically die down,” he said.
He said that he had held another meeting on education today. “Some people are saying that around six million children are out of school while the others are of the opinion that the number of out of school children is three million,” he said and added “even if only three million children are out of school it is a matter of concern for me and it becomes of responsibility to send them to school.
The chief minister said that he was working hard in consultation with educationists to shape up education policy of the province under which free of cost quality education would be made available for all irrespective of any stratification. “But to achieve this target everyone has to strengthen my hands,” he said.
Similarly, health policy was being shaped up with the objective to improve free health services for all, Murad Ali Shah said and added.
“I have not made lengthy agenda of my government but my priorities are very simple that is to improve education standard and health services and to establish good government,” he said and added that everyone was supporting him and he would achieve the targets.
Replying to another question he said that he had received reports that some patients had received HIV infection just after undergoing dialysis in Larkana civil hospital.
They are claiming that the dialysis machine had HIV virus. “I have asked secretary health to inquire into the matter and report me,” he said.Syed Murad Ali replying to a question said that the sub soil water oozing out of the coal mines being dug in block-II of Thar Coal filed is being released in an open area which has turned into a pond.
The villagers are of the view that their water wells were turning brackish because of coal mines water gathered in an unlined pond .
“I have constituted a committee under Dr Khatu Mal to settle the issue,” he said and added that the life of the villagers would be safeguarded by finding a workable solution.
Replying to another question, the chief minister said that PPP chairman was a politician and his statements are well-thought out. -APP