Level of Imran’s political acumen is an open secret, says Murad

By Aftab Ahmed
April 15, 2024
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah talks to the media personsafter offering Fateha at his father Syed Abdullah Shah’s grave in Wahur on his 17th death anniversary on April 14, 2024. — Facebook/Sindh Chief Minister House

HYDERABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday said that the level of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan’s political acumen is an open secret, as he has become a witness against himself in the cypher and Toshakhana cases, causing trouble for himself.


The chief executive was talking to the media after offering Fateha at his father Syed Abdullah Shah’s grave in Wahur on his 17th death anniversary. In response to a question about Khan’s expected release, CM Shah said he himself had heard about it through the media. He said that despite the unprecedented support and power Khan enjoyed, he could not deliver, and instead pushed the country towards a serious economic crisis.

He pointed out that Khan is the only prime minister in the history of the country to be removed through a vote of no confidence. He remarked that the level of Khan’s political acumen is an open secret.

Shah said Khan has admitted to all his blunders, and he is a witness against himself in the cypher case and even in the Toshakhana case, in which he said he had sold the wristwatch. He said Khan was creating trouble for himself.

He also said that despite all the support Khan had received, the PTI founder lost it within a few months. The courts are hearing his cases and can give him relief, he added. When asked about the recent rally of six parties, Shah explained that these six parties had enthusiastically participated in February’s general elections, but the people of the country had not chosen to vote for them.

He said that two condolence meetings are held every year — one on April 4 (this year on April 14) and the other on December 27 — at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh. Similarly, he added, other parties have the right to form alliances, hold public meetings and express their points of view, but it is ultimately up to the people of the country to decide which party or alliance succeeds.

Regarding the weather, he said that while light rains are usually expected in April, this time heavy winds have also been forecast. He added that he had noticed on his way from Karachi to Sehwan that Sehwan had received rain the previous night, while Karachi had also received rain.

The CM said he had already informed the civic agencies of the province to stay alert, and he expressed hope that everything would remain under control. When asked about his services to Sehwan, his constituency, he said he has been serving the people of Sehwan since they first elected him in 2002.

He said his repeated success in successive elections from 2002 to 2024 is a testament to the people’s confidence in him and his services to them. Moreover, he added, being the CM, his services are not limited to Sehwan but cover the whole province.

He also mentioned that he is working on various proposals to restore the Manchar Lake. He said that when a workable proposal is made, he would take the necessary steps to restore the lake.

Earlier, he had paid a visit to his father’s grave to offer Fateha and lay a chador before he headed to his residence, where he had arranged Quran Khwani for his father’s soul. Following that, he left for Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, Larkana, for the death anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.