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No word is last word in politics: Khurshid Shah

No word is last word in politics: Khurshid Shah

SUKKUR: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah has said that no word is the last word in politics as in past political situation brought rivals Asghar Khan and Mufti Mehmood closer and “they met us. So today Imran Khan can also meet us”.

Mr Shah said at a ceremony for laying foundation stone for Sukkur Cancer Hospital here late on Saturday evening that cross border attacks from India and Afghanistan were a result of weak foreign policy.

He took a swipe at the prime minister saying that human was the best of all God’s creations but “our prime minister likes to liken himself to an animal”. There was no electricity and gas in the country but the federal government was interested only in launching fat projects one after the other, he said.

Mr Shah said that nobody was asking the rulers what had become of their much-hyped schemes of cheap bread, Danish Schools and Ashiyana.

He said the Pakistan Peoples Party had pursued politics of reconciliation in past for the sake of people. The party had provided an opportunity to the government to fulfill its promises but it failed to do so, he said.

“Now we will take legal and political action against the government. If we had done so earlier they would have said they were not being allowed to work for people,” he said.

His party had rejected the joint investigation team’s probe into Panamagate scandal but at the same time the PPP respected the courts and wished a good decision to come in the light of JIT report, he said.

He said that Neelum-Jhelum hyderopower project was launched during PPP tenure. The present rulers had promised people to end power loadshedding within 24 hours but now after four years in rule, they were saying the loadshedding would end in five years and nobody was taking them to task over the broken promises, he said.

Mr Shah said that Sukkur would be provided all facilities. “We want to give people medical facilities matching those offered by private hospitals,” he said.

He said that a new bridge over Indus river between Lansdowne Bridge and Sukkur Barrage would be constructed soon at a cost of Rs10 billion for which the federal government had also promised to provide funds. He would try his best to establish a girls’ college in Rohri for which a philanthrope had announced he would donate a plot.

Published in Dawn, May 8th, 2017

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