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KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said whether one admitted it or not, PPP government in the province had delivered. “Other provincial governments should emulate our performance,” he boasted.

Addressing a function held in connection with the birthday celebrations of his mother and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in Karachi, PPP chairman stressed the need for working in the light of vision of Benazir Bhutto. Making it clear that he would not tolerate allegations of bad governance in Sindh.

He complained that Sindh and other provinces were not given their due share under the NFC Award. “We will not back down on somebody’s orders. We will snatch our rights from the Center,” he vowed.

Bilawal said that PPP had raised voice for giving due share to the provinces in water and other resources.

Admitting there were issues in the province,” he said, “Had we been given our rights our provincial government could have performed much better.”

Bilawal said Sindh was the only province where the poverty rate had dropped contrary to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) where, as per his claim, poverty rate had increased. “Our GDP is ahead of other constituent units of Pakistan. But we have never tried to take credit for that,” he said, and added, “The Sindh government is trying to bring more and more businessmen under the tax net as not much tax is collected from them. But we are not frightening them or treating them like thieves.”

PPP chairman regretted that ‘Naya Pakistan’ as had been promised by the PTI government deprived the poor even of a loaf of bread. His party wanted that type of Pakistan where poor could afford ‘Roti, Kaprra aur Makan’, he added.