Karachi, September 10, 2019 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah thanking the law enforcement agencies – the police, Rangers, Pak Army, intelligence agencies, district administration, local bodies and civic agencies has said that their well-coordinated efforts concluded the Ashura event peacefully without any problem.
This he said on Tuesday while talking to media in different cities of the province which he visited to witness security and other arrangements on Ashura day. He took a whirlwind tour of three division, Karachi, Hyderabad and Shaheed Benazirabad and witnessed security and other arrangements made for Ashura and met with the management of the Mohrram procession and mourners.
In the chief minister started his morning by leading mourners procession from new Preedy Street upto the Imambargah, at Saddar. Talking to media he said that he had visited the route and found all the arrangements were perfect. “The security is fool proof and the local bodies and civic agencies have made all the necessary arrangements by repairing roads, improving drainage system and providing water along the route of the procession,” he said.
Sukkur: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah accompanied by provincial minister Saeed Ghani and Ikram Dharejo through his Lear Jet flew to Sukkur where he was received by provincial ministers, Syed Nasir Shah and Awais Shah visited the route of the procession and also witnessed other arrangements. At A-Section police, the chief minister was given a detailed briefing by the SSP police and the district administration.
He was told that Sukkur had 74 Imambargahs, of them nine were most sensitive where extra ordinary security arrangements have been made. In the city 1288 majalis and 145 processions were held. Mr Shah was told that on Ashura day 44 processions were taken out, of them three were largely attended.
They include the historic processions of Moharram 8th at Rohri, the Sukkur City and Pano Aqil were largest one. Their participation in different days goes upto 50,000 and on the Ashura Day the participation of the main procession reaches to over 100,000. The DIG told the chief minister that the procession of Jacobabad and Shikarpur were also sensitive but good security arrangements have been made there also.
Media Talk: Talking to media the chief minister said that all the concerned agencies, the law enforcement, the civic agencies and the local bodies and the hospitals have worked together in close coordination, therefore there was no complaint of any shortcoming. To a question, the chief minister refuted the impression of formation of a forward block in the assembly. He said that the it was baseless propaganda.
Replying to a question about PPP MPA Dahri’s press conference he said he had not threatened to part ways with PPP but had pointed out the issues. “We are committed to resolve public problems on top priority,” he said and added the PPP was strong enough under the leadership of Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and President Asif Ali Zardari. To another question, the chief minister said that under the new police law Public Safety Commission would be constituted within a week so that public complaints could be heard and redressed.
Nawabshah: The chief minister after visiting Sukkur flew to Shaheed Benazirabad and received briefing on the arrangements of the jaloos at VIP Lounge of the airport. Taking aerial view of the procession by Helicopter, chief minister Murad Ali Shah flew to Hyderabad and landed at Public School, Latifabad.
Hyderabad: The chief minister visited Procession met with mourners at Dadan Shah Mohalla and talked to media. He said that the incident of Karbala taught us a great lesson of sacrifice for the greatest cause. “We are mourning today against justice, cruelty, high handed ness and inhumanity,” he said and added therefore we have to adopt these principles of justice for all, respect for everyone,” he said.
Mr Shah said that the Hussain was alive despite being martyred while Yazid was dead. “This tragedy teaches us the lesson that when you embrace Shahadat while fighting for justice you will remain alive in annuals of history,” he said and added our religion said Shaheed were alive. The chief minister said that he had witnessed the arrangements of Ashura and they were the best.
Karachi: The chief minister after concluding his visit to Hyderabad returned to Karachi by Helicopter and took aerial view of the procession. He landed at Commerce College went to CPO where he was received by Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah and IG Police Dr Kaleem Imam. The chief was give guard of honour at CPO. The chief minister visited Command and Control Center at CPO and was brief by IG Police Dr Kaleem Imam. The chief minister again lauded the hard work of the police, Rangers, Pak Army and intelligence agencies for fool proof security.
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