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Sindh Government Condemns, Statements Of Federal Ministers Over Wheat Flour Crises

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Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Labour Saeed Ghani has said that the irresponsible behavior of federal ministers over the wheat flour crisis was highly condemnable. The Provincial Minister for information said that if the federal government was not able to resolve the wheat flour crisis immediately, its ministers should not have given senseless statements.

He said this while talking to journalists on Monday. Saeed Ghani said that if the wheat flour crisis persisted only in Sindh, then the Sindh government could had been blamed, but it was foolish to declare the Sindh government responsible for the wheat flour crisis all over the country. The Provincial Minister for information said that he had already informed that the transporters’ strike was the only reason of the wheat flour crisis in Sindh, adding that as the transporters’ had ended their strike the crisis would be resolved soon. He said that 4 lakh tonnes of wheat was to be transported in Sindh province, but only one lakh tonne of wheat could be supplied due to strike of the transporters. 

He added said that more than one lakh bags of wheat had arrived in Sindh, while the remaining bags would also reached the province soon through the NLC, after which there would be no crisis of wheat in Sindh. Provincial Minister for Information said that wheat flour crisis in Punjab was caused by incompetency and mismanagement of Punjab government. He said that the wheat which was for the people of Punjab continued to be sent to the seed factories as well as to the provinces and KP and Balochistan.

Moreover, that if PTI leaders were demanding the resignation of the Sindh government over the flour crisis in Sindh or if they said that the chief minister should be punished over it, then first the Prime Minister should be held accountable and resign for making people suffer all over the country. Responding to a question, Sindh Minister for Information Saeed Ghani said that people who visited health facilities in Sindh could be asked how much comfort they were feeling in receiving treatment in these health facilities, only then it should be decided that whether these health facilities should be returned to the federal government or not. He said that the orders of the   Supreme Court were to be followed in letter and spirit, but since these health facilities had been transferred to the Sindh government, the provincial government had spent billions of rupees in ensuring the availability of best possible health facilities in these health centers. Responding to another question, Saeed Ghani said that the Prime Minister was on board over the issue Inspector General of Police, Sindh, adding that this issue would be resolved soon.

Further he told that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s leaders in Sindh were doing politics on IG Sindh issue. Saeed Ghani said that Syed Kaleem Imam had ruined his entire career with his unprofessional attitude. Provincial Minister for Information said that he did not think that any of the provinces would be willing to accept Syed Kaleem Imam as its police chief. Answering another question, Saeed Ghani said that Sindh was the only province where the representatives of the local government were functioning effectively.

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