KARACHI: After Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, the Opposition Leader in Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh has also vehemently opposed the possible move by PPP leadership to make Murtaz Wahab Siddiqui as a Karachi administrator.
“Mr. Sidduiqu has a pretty good face but is not capable of running the affairs of Karachi” he remarked adding he asked him to better continue to defend the corrupt practices of PPP rulers by taking part in talks shows.
Haleem Adil Sheikh, who is also the vice central president of PTI, in a press statement issued here on Sunday said that Wahab Siddiqui , who had obtained three times less votes during the general elections than that of Governor Imran Ismail, would not be allowed for the top slot to run affairs of Karachi. “This possible decision by PPP rulers will be resisted by all leaders of the political parties and the people of Karachi” he said.
He said that Mr Sidduqui had already been enjoying two portfolios of tw ministries and was earning enough like his other fellows so any move in that regard would be resisted. He alleged that he was minister of environment, climate change and Coastal Development Sindh government had miserably failed to take actions against those, who were polluting the water in the river and irrigation canals right from Sukkur to Karach
“The industrial, animal, human all dirts are dumpied in Indus river in Sukkur at various places thus canals like Begari in Shikarpur, Phuleli canal in Hyderabad, KB Feeder in Kotri and other canals across the province were being polluted due unabated dumping of the wastegate and thus people are everywhere are being forced to drink the highly contaminated and polluted water” he added. He said that people in every district were forced to drink the contaminated water after the advisor Mr Wahab never bothered to take action on those involved in that heinous crime.
The PTI leader said that industristal waste from the factories of Hyderabad and Kotri was causing the contamination in the water which was being supplied to the people of Karachi through Keenjhar Lake. He alleged Mr Wahab being the minister of environment and climate change and coastal development department, had also done nothing for the devastated coastal belt of the Sindh where the people were forced to live very hard lives.
“The devastation and destruction caused by the terrible impacts of the climate change in the coastal belt right from Badin to Karachi can speak volumes of the poor performance of this pampered person of PPP leaders” he remarked and alleged he was making money by issuing fake NOCs.
Adil Sheikh alleged that Mr Wahab was also heading the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency and was earning huge amounts by issuing the NOCs to different industrial units, builders and various other owners of the projects and schemes without proper public hearings as per the rulers of Sepa.
He said that the performance of Mr Wahab as the advisor to chief minister Sindh, for Law department had also failed showed his performance adding he said that the prosecution department had failed to provide any assistance to the litigants and they were facing great hardships in the courts and were running from pillar to post to get justice from the courts mainly poor performance of the law department to take corrective measures to bring reforms in prosecution.
He said that Mr Wahab was getting huge undue favours being a son of Ms Fouzia Waha, who according to him, was a graceful lady and good politician but asked him to follow her footsteps and do something in both the departments before daydreaming to become the administrator. According to the media reports , the Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah suggested Wahab’s name for Administrator Karachi while some of the cabinet members opposed the move but the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari gave approval for the appointment. The notification for Wahab’s appointment was likely to be issued after Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah’s return from the United States.