KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah Tuesday said rumours regarding a proposal for dissolving assemblies were unfounded and baseless.
The people had given mandate to the present assemblies for five years and everyone had to respect that mandate, he said while talking to reporters after performing grounding breaking of National Highway (N-5) Road from Jinnah Terminal to Quaidabad Flyover here.
The Chief Minister said dissolution of assemblies for fresh mandate was just wishful thinking.
“Rumour-mongers keep attempting to roll back democracy but they will never succeed in their designs,” he added.
Replying to a question, the Chief Minister said,” Panama leakes must be probed independently but it does not mean to disrupt the democratic system under this pretext.” The people of Pakistan had paid big price for the democracy and no body would be allowed to derail the system, he added.
Earlier, the Chief Minister performed ground breaking ceremony of rehabilitation and reconstruction of about three kilometers National Highway (N-5) from Jinnah Terminal Flyover to Quaidabad.
This is a Rs 785.217 million project and likely to be completed within one year. The contract of the project has been assigned to FWO.
The National Highway (N-5) is one of the two major highways of Karachi leading to Thatta /Hyderabad connected to Shahrah-e-Faisal near Jinnah Terminal.
The road serves not only to the heavy commercial and public transport leading to Thatta, Hyderabad and onwards but also serves to the traffic leading to major industrial sectors located in the eastern side of Karachi like Port Qasim, Export Processing Zone, Karachi Steel Mills, Landhi and Bin Qasim Industrial areas. It also connects the Karachi Port to Port Qasim.
The Chief Minister said there was an impression that the government was constructing new roads but had ignored the old ones.
“This is not true we are rehabilitating the old roads and N-5 project is one of it,” he added.
Sindh Minister for Local Government Jam Khan Shoro and Special Assistant to Chief Minister Waqar Mehdi were also present on the occasion.