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Karachi, 22 December, 2016:

CHIEF MINISTER SINDH WRITES LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER OF PAKISTAN REGARDING SINDH URGES CENTER TO RESCIND NOTIFICATION OF TRANSFER OF REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

 

Karachi, 21 December, 2016: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the transfer of regulatory authorities to concerned federal ministries in an absolute conflict of interest and the decision is bound to undermine their independence. In a letter written to prime minister Nawaz Sharif the chief minister has invite his attention to widely reported news in print and electronic media of December 20 that federal government has transferred administrative control of regulatory bodies from Cabinet Division to respective line ministries.

In his letter he says “the transfer of regulatory authorities such as NEPRA, OGRA, PTA, PPRA, FAB to line ministries such as. Water & Power, Petroleum and Natural Resources, Finance and Information Technology & Telecom is an absolute conflict of interest. This would seriously jeopardize and undermine independence of these regulatory authorities,” he said. Syed Murad Ali Shah says “in fact, the regulatory authorities are expected to independently regulate the commercial operations of the companies working under the line ministries. In pursuance of Article 154 (1) & (3), permanent Secretariat of Council of Common Interest (CCI) should control regulatory authorities,” he said and added “however, as a stop gap arrangement, Cabinet Division is controlling these entities.” “All regulatory authorities established under the federal law appear at Entry No. 06, Part II, of Federal Legislative List and CCI is the competent forum to supervise, control and formulate policy for such institutions, the chief minister says in his letter and adds “ the federal government’s unilateral decision to transfer control of such regulatory authorities from Cabinet Division to line ministries, without the approval of CCI is transgress into the domain of CCI, and it is unconstitutional.”

The chief minister in his letter to prime minister further says “It is, therefore, requested to please rescind the impugned notification immediately to ensure independence of regulatory functions in public interest and convene an under meeting of CCI to discuss the subject matter,” he urged and added “I earnestly look forward for a positive response, please,” Syed Murad Ali Shah concludes.

 

Karachi, 21 December, 2016:

SINDH CHIEF MINISTER MEETS CORPS COMMANDER

 

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the efforts are afoot to make peace in the city sustainable and this was the consensus developed in the last Apex meeting held to discuss its over achievements and to bid farewell to the outgoing corps commander and the DG Rangers. This he said while talking to new Corps Commander Karachi Lt General Shahid Baig Mirza who met him here at the CM House today.

He said that his government was committed to implement National Action Plan (NAP) in true letter and spirit. Under the plan Apex Committee was constituted under the chief minister to implement the agenda developed in consultation with political leadership and the parliamentary forces in the country. The chief minister said that Sindh has the honor to have held 17 meetings of Apex Committee in which effective strategy was evolved to launch targeted operation against four major crimes which include terrorisms, target killing, extortionist and kidnapping for ransom. “When operation was launched every one, the members of the Apex Committee, the law enforcement agencies, the federal government and its concerned agencies were on board, therefore the operation produced best results,” he said. The Corps Commander, Lt General Shahid Baig Mirza assured the chief minister his support to make peace in the city sustainable. The is in the larger interest of the people of Karachi, the business community and for everyone. He said he would be supporting the government and the police as his predecessor was doing. Peace in Karachi is peace in the country, he said. He added again there would be a good team work against criminals. The chief minister said that the government was going to widen the operation against drug mafia, land mafia and those who want to destroy sectarian harmony in the province. The operation would continue till the last terrorist is eliminated. The chief minister presented ajrak and Sindhi cap to the new corps commander for which he thanked him and termed ajrak as a beautiful gift.

 

Karachi: (Dec 21th, 2016): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah visit Public gatheringareas developed at old Tirminal to arrive Pakistan Peoples Party Chief & Former President Asif Ali Zardari.

 

Karachi: (Dec 21th, 2016): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah giving directions to administration to make arrangement for Party workers who are coming to receive their leader Asif Ali Zardari at Old Terminal on December 23, 2016.

 

Karachi: (Dec 21th, 2016): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah mixed up among party workers during his visit to reception camp setup to receive Party President Asif Ali Zardari.

 

Karachi: (Dec 21th, 2016): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah visits under construction tariq road last night. Senior Minister Nisar Khuhro is accompanied by him. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah directing Karachi Package engineer to properly replaced drainage pipes before constructing Tariq Road.

 

Karachi: (Dec 21th, 2016): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah issues directions to Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) officer to re-construction of Tariq Road.

 

Karachi: (Dec 21th, 2016): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah takes selfies with people at Tariq Road which his visits Last Night.

 

Karachi, 19 December, 2016:

ASIF ZARDARI TO ADDRESS RALLY JUST AFTER HIS LANDING ON DEC 23: CM MURAD SHAH

 

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali shah has said that there would be fool-proof security arrangements on the arrival of PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on December 23. Apart from it, there must be proper traffic management to avoid road jam and other issues. This he said while holding a meeting with PPP provincial leaders and Karachi administration to discuss and chalk out detailed plan to receive party chief Asif Ali Zardari here at the Cm House today. The meeting was attended by Sindh PPP President Nisar Khuhro, Secretary General Waqar Mehdi, Jam Mehtab Darhar, Mukesh Chawla, Rashid Rabbani, Saeed Ghani, Shehla Raza, Imdad Pitafi and Fawaz Butt. From administration side acting IG Police Mushtaq Maher, Commissioner Karachi Aijaz Ali Khan, DIG South Azad Khan and others. The chief Minister said that PPP Chief Asif Ali Zardari is scheduled to land on December 23 at Old Terminal late in the after noon. There are two options either to take him in a cavalcade or to fly him to Bilawal House. This would be decided at in the next meeting. However, there must be both arrangements there. He said that people would come to Karachi from adjoining districts like Thatta, Badin, Jamshoro, Hyderabad to receive their brave leader via super highway or from National Highway. Therefore, they should not only be facilitated but guided to park their vehicles at the designated parking, and then walk towards the venue.

PPP President Nisar Khuhro said that the entry and exit points must be clear with proper guidelines to avoid unnecessary problems and mess for the workers and supporters of the party. The chief minister said that President Asif Zardari would address the rally for which the party would decide the venue where necessary arrangements of sound system etc should be made.

PPP General secretary Waqar Mehdi suggested that a security and traffic management plan be worked out by Additional IG and Commissioner Karachi. The same may be discussed with party leaders to finalise them. On this the chief minister formed a committee headed by Waqar Mehdi with Najmi Alam, Rashid Rabbani and Saeed Ghani to hold a meeting with Adli IG and Commissioner Karachi Tomorrow (today -Tuesday) to discuss and finalise the arrangements. The chief minister also urged Commissioner Karachi and Waqar Mehdi to meet Civil Aviation authorities to share the programme of receiving the party leader with them so that everything body must be on board. The meeting also discussed the issues to guide the people coming from other districts and take to them to the venue. It was also decided that that Saeed Ghani, Shahla Raza and others would visit the area of old terminal to give them suggestions to finalise the programme.

 

OUT-GOING, IN-COMING DG RANGERS MEET SINDH CHIEF MINISTER SYED MURAD ALI SHAH

 

The out-going DG Rangers, Major General Bilal Akbar alongwith new DG Rangers Major General Mohammad Saeed paid courtesy call on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah here at the Cm House today. In their meeting the chief minister lauded the services Major General Bilal Akbar as DG Rangers Sindh and expressed his well wishes for his new assignment as Lt. General. The chief minister also welcomed New DG Rangers Major General Mohammad Saeed and assured him his full cooperation for his assignment.

 

CHIEF MINISTER SINDH SYED MURAD ALI SHAH MEETS UAE MINISTER

 

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah along with senior Minister Nisar Khuhro and Culture Minister Sardar Shah held a meeting with the visiting UAE culture, youth Affairs and Community Development Minister Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al-Nahyan. In the meeting they discussed to promote cultural activities and work together for community development and taken advantage from the experience of each other.

 

CHIEF MINISTER SINDH SYED MURAD ALI SHAH MEETS CHAIRMAN BOARD OF INVESTMENT

 

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah held a meeting with Minister for State and Chairman Board of Investment (BoI) Mr Miftah Ismail and Managing Director Sui Southern Gas Company Mr Amin Rajput. In the meeting the chief minister discussed smooth supply of gas to industrial sector in the province and start vaillage gasification and such other issues here at the Cm House.