CM Sindh requests PM to convene NFC meeting

HYDERABAD:The Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, has said that he has written a letter to the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi requesting him to convene a meeting for National Finance Commission (NFC) award.

Talking to the media in Matiari district on Sunday, where Shah condoled with provincial minister Makhdoom Jameeluzam over his mother’s death, the CM said the 8th NFC award was supposed to be finalized in 2015.Responding to a question about the complaint of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf that the government was creating obstacles in the arrangements of PTI’s public meeting in Sehwan, Shah denied the allegation. He suggested that the political parties should always consider public convenience while deciding about the place for organizing such events. “The PTI wants to show a big crowd by holding a public meeting in a small town [Sehwan],” he observed.He said the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was also organizing a public meeting in Hyderabad on October 18, 4 days before the PTI’s event. However, he added, a ground outside the city had been selected for the event only in order to avoid causing trouble to the citizens.To another query, CM informed that he had directed asked SSP Jamshoro Irfan Bahadur to conduct an investigation and submit report explaining how the PTI’s leader Yar Mohammad Rind entered shrine of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar with armed men.Earlier, the CM chaired a meeting, attended by the provincial ministers, commissioner Hyderabad and DIG Hyderabad, among other officials, to review security arrangements for October 18 public meeting of PPP in Hyderabad.