Jamshoro: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Saturday evening said that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) desperately ‘missed’ their former party chief Altaf Hussain,
The chief minister was speaking to media persons at his native village of Wahir Sharif near Bhan Saeedabad town in Jamshoro district.
Shah stated that both parties were still following the philosophy of their former chief Altaf Hussain and warned them to participate in “clean politics which are in the best interest for Karachi and other areas where the two parties have supporters”.
He added that MQM-P’s white paper is nothing but a biased smear campaign against the ruling PPP government in Sindh.
Shah stated that he had ordered foolproof security measures during the Urs celebrations at the shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan.
He added that he himself was supervising the security measures ahead of annual Urs.
Shah said the media was complicit in hyping up the issue of the Sindh government’s decision to replace Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh A.D. Khawaja.
He requested the media to refrain from sensationaliing the issue as the provincial government reserved the right to remove any official from their post.
However, the Chief Minister also stated that the Sindh government would respect the judgements of the courts.
Earlier, the Sindh High Court (SHC) suspended the provincial government’s notification for the removal of Khawaja, ordering him to immediately resume his duties as the provincial police chief.
The SHC also suspended Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti’s ‘promotion’ as acting IGP.
Following the court’s orders, Dasti relinquished the charge of acting IGP and vacated the office, a police spokesperson had said