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June 14, 2021

Haleem Adil accuses CM of ordering water board to stop water supply to his constituency

 
June 14, 2021

Lashing out at the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Sindh government for ‘turning the entire province into ruins’, the leader of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh, on Sunday alleged that the Sindh chief minister had deliberately kept his constituency - PS-99 - deprived of basic amenities to punish its residents for supporting the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Addressing a protest rally organised by residents of the PS-99 constituency, Sheikh, who belongs to the PTI, said around 0.4 million residents of low-income neighbourhoods and villages falling in the constituency were facing an acute shortage of safe drinking water, healthcare facilities, primary education institutions and roads.

Carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favour of their demands, PTI supporters and residents of various localities gathered at the Lala Hotel and after marching on various roads, converged at Ahsanabad Chowk.

“CM Syed Murad Ali Shah has stopped the supply of drinking water in my constituency by ordering water board officials. It is the height of cruelty and political victimisation against people of various localities,” the opposition leader alleged as he addressed the protesters.

He asked the CM to stop the politics of vindictiveness that targeted the poor souls living in his constituency and in other areas of Karachi. Sheikh warned that if residents of various localities in his constituency were not provided with potable water, they would be forced to march on the CM House to force Shah to release water in their lines.

The PPP rulers were only interested in making money by allowing the tanker mafia to sell water, the PTI leader alleged. “Safe drinking water is the basic right of every resident of Karachi,” he said and claimed that the federal government had provided enough funds to the Sindh government to ensure the supply of drinking water to every citizen of the province.