PSP, PML-F join hands ‘to end rural-urban divide’ in SindhPakistan
KARACHI: The Pak Sarzameen Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional on Monday agreed to work together for the development and progress of the country, particularly Sindh.
A PSP delegation led by its chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal called on PML-F chief Pir Pagara Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi and discussed with him the overall political situation in the country with a specific reference to the governance and other problems being faced by the people in Sindh.
After the meeting, both Mr Kamal and Pir Pagara’s younger brother, Sadruddin Shah Rashdi, spoke to the media and said that they were ready to work together to end the rural-urban divide in the province.
The PML-F leader stressed the need for bringing all opposition parties on one platform to form a grand democratic alliance against the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party. Sadruddin Rashdi said that the masses would reject the current rulers in the next elections. Criticising the government for the poor governance, he said the rulers were up on their toes just after hearing the news about their meeting.
He said that the PSP was a prominent political party of the country and it would play an important role in future politics. “We want to work jointly for the betterment of the people,” he added.
“We are prepared for the next elections. We have discussed a working relationship and in future we will support each other,” he said.
Mr Kamal said he was working to unite the people of urban and rural areas under the national flag. He said there was no rural-urban divide and all the people of Sindh “are our brothers”. He said there were several similarities in the ideology of the PSP and the PML-F.
The government had claimed to have spent Rs906 billion in Sindh, yet the province lacked one proper hospital or school. “Children in Thar are dying not because of bullets but hunger,” he added.
The PSP chief said he would also meet other parties for the sake of the people of the province.
According to a PSP press release, party leaders Raza Haroon, Waseem Aftab and others were also present in the meeting, which was held on the invitation of Pir Pagara.
Published in Dawn, September 26th, 2017