WEB DESK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif clarified his statement where he had remarked that even if a ‘fly’ dies in Karachi, a strike is announced, Aaj News reported.
He claimed that he had used a metaphor. He said he was instructing the Sindh Governor that there should be no more strikes in Karachi.
He was speaking to a session in the National Assembly. The PM said that half of Karachi’s development projects were being financed by the federal unit.
He said that the Green Line Bus service will be a gift to Karachi. He said that he is also giving funds for K-4.
He said that he is also providing funds for Karachi-Hyderabad motorway which will be completed in 2017. He also said he will initiate the Karachi-Sukkur motorway.
He said that he will improve road networks all over Sindh.
Earlier, while inaugrating an oil refinery in Hub, the PM had remarked that Karachi is shut down even if a ‘fly’ is killed.
The statement created uproar by the MQM and journalists, who claimed that human lives should not be likened to flies.
he had earmarked 50 percent funds from the federal budget