He said this while talking to media at Younusabad where he laid foundation stone of reconstruction of Younusabad Bridge Bridge at Hawksbay Y-junction on Monday. He said, “Sindh is an old entity and it cannot be divided at any cost.”
The cost of this KMC project comes to Rs 194.815 million and it would be completed within a period of six months. The total length of the bridge and roads come to 1.7 kilometres.
Provincial Minister Syed Nasir Shah, Commander Pakistan Fleet, Vice Admiral Arifullah Hussaini, Commander Karachi, Rear Admiral Farukh Ahmed, Commissioner Karachi, Aijaz Ali Khan, KMC Adminitrator and other senior officers accompanied him.
The Commander Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral, Arifullah Hussaini, Commander Karachi, Rear Admiral Farukh Ahmed received the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah when he landed at Younusbabad. Just after inauguration of the bridge, the Naval commanders led the chief minister to lay foundation stone of 500,000-gallon reverse osmosis (RO) plant at Manora.
The Commandant Pakistan Naval Academy, Commander Fawad Amin Baig while briefing the Sindh chief minister said that Manora is unique and historical island where fishermen community and Pakistan Navy live together. He said, “This RO plant would not only provide drinking water to Naval society but it would cater to the needs of the rest of the population of Manora and it would also further strengthen civilian-military relationship.”
The chief minister also inaugurated ‘Reed Bed Sewerage Water Treatment System’ where sewerage water is being treated in a natural way by flowing and crossing it through the chambers of gravels on which marsh grass was planted. It was informed that these plants and gravel absorb toxic and poisonous contents of the sewerage water and making it useful for vegetation and through this treatment Karachi can be turned green.
The chief minister said that Sindh is one of the oldest entities of the subcontinent. It cannot be divided and the demands of its division would not be tolerated, he added. The CM said, “Those who are talking about division of Sindh are actually talking about division and disintegration of Pakistan and we have taken it seriously.”
He said that Sindh has the honour to have demanded for creation of Pakistan much before the other provinces or states of the united India had called for. The chief minister further said, “The province which laid foundation stone of Pakistan is Sindh and now some people are unnecessarily talking about its division just to show their political importance.” He said, “Everyone knows it is not your politics but it is your frustration which comes out in your speeches.”
CM Qaim while expressing his surprise said that Dr Farooq Sattar is using indecent language against him just to show that he is so courageous and a strong leader. He said, “Everyone knows this is not his courage but it is your indecent political character of mudslinging.”
The chief minister said that he had already sanctioned Rs 220 million for development works of the city. “I have also given special funds to provide 1200 free water tankers in the water deficient areas of Karachi,” he added. The CM said, “It is our character that we envisage the schemes and plan, release funds, start work and then inform the public about the steps taken by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government for their convenience. He urged to stop the water politics.
He said that the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has improved their performance adding that it is not enough and the corporation needs to further improve and strengthen.
The Commander Pakistan Fleet, Vice Admiral Arifullah Hussaini, Commander Karachi Rear Admiral Farrukh Ahmed and Captain Rizwan took the chief minister around their picture gallery where they showed him the historical pictures of PPP founders, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto when they had visited Pakistan Naval Academy at Manora during their tenure as prime ministers.