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June 23, 2021

PTI preparing to form next govt in Sindh: Shahbaz Gill

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June 23, 2021

KARACHI: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill Tuesday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was preparing to form its government in Sindh in next tenure.

Addressing a news conference at Sindh Governor House, he said Sindh government had miserably failed to perform in each sector and its incompetency had compelled the federal government to carry out those development works which was provincial government's responsibility.

He said Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had alleged that federal government was missing in Sindh, Bilawal may submit an application to federal government so the federal government would takeover.

Presenting the Sindh government's budget expenditures to media, he said Sindh government had failed to collect its set tax target of Rs128 billion and collected only Rs105 billion. Federal and Punjab government collected more than 27 percent of their set tax collection targets, Shahbaz Gill said even KP government's performance in tax collection was far better than the Sindh government.

In respect of Non-Tax Revenue Sindh government collected Rs12 billion instead of its set target of Rs50 billion. He said those, who have visited parts of interior Sindh, would be aware why Bilawal Bhutto Zardari kept mentioning donkeys in his speeches because donkeys were being kept in government schools, police stations and hospitals in Sindh. "We will not leave the people of Sindh on mercy of Sindh government and will continue to raise our voice for the people ". Shahbaz Gill said opposition was responsible for criticism based on facts and figures not for using harsh words and baseless allegations. Out of total Rs150 billion announced for ADP schemes, Sindh government utilised only Rs100 billion.

Last year the provincial government had Rs30 billion in cash while this year they have Rs65 billion in cash, why the amount was not spent on the welfare of the masses, he questioned. He said the party which chanted slogan to provide meal, clothes and shelter had only allocated Rs12 billion for subsidies in such testing times of COVID-19 while the federal government had allocated Rs700 billion for the purpose. PM's Special Assistant said federal government last year provided funds of Rs725 billion to provincial government of Sindh while due to better performance of federal government this year, funds of Rs884 billion had been issued to Sindh government. The raise in respect of salaries in Sindh was due to increased funds provided by the federal government.