KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh leaders on Friday demanded that provincial chief minister Murad Ali Shah immediately resign from his post.
The demand of PTI’s Sindh leaders came after Shah was among 172 suspects whose names were placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) in view of a report submitted by a joint investigation team (JIT) in the Supreme Court in the long-running money laundering case.
PTI Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Khurram Sher Zaman while speaking to the media said, “The JIT report proves that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was involved in the worst form of corruption in Sindh.”
“The Sindh chief minister should resign,” he demanded. “We are not only demanding the Sindh CM’s resignation as his name has been placed on the ECL but because he is behind a lot of these matters,” he said.
“There has been corruption of billions in every department. We cannot wait for another five years and will raise our voice against them on every forum,” Zaman added.
Sher Zaman further said, “We will end PPP’s government in Sindh and the nation should prepare as PTI will form the government in the province.”
PTI parliamentary party leader in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh echoed Zaman’s words and said, “We are going to form the government in the province.”
“Murad Ali Shah has been proven to be a very big thief and will have to resign. Assets and bank accounts of all those named in the JIT report should be seized,” he added.
The PTI parliamentary leader in Sindh Assembly further alleged, “The Rs7.5 billion subsidy that was given to farmers was also transferred in Omni Group’s bank account. A loan worth billions of rupees was taken from Sindh Bank which was transferred to Murad Ali Shah.”
“Corruption of Rs530 million is just a part of it, when the forensic audit of the last 10 years is conducted then more corruption will come forward,” Sheikh added.
Zardari attacked SC yesterday: Vawda
Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda said, “Asif Zardari attacked the Supreme Court yesterday.”
“The JIT has been formed by the Supreme Court,” the federal minister added. “If Zardari is not involved in any corruption then his name will cleared, no one is above the law,” Vawda said.
“Zardari used the term ‘favoured one’ but it is Nawaz Sharif who is the favoured one,” he added while commenting on the former president’s address a day earlier.