Trading barbs: Provinces autonomous, Ghani tells Fawad


News Desk

Pakistan People’s Party leader Saeed Ghani criticised Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday, saying that he should know that the provinces were autonomous.

The PPP leader’s statements came after the federal information minister accused the ruling party in Sindh of doing politics of vengeance.

“The centre was held hostage for three days, where was Fawad Chaudhry then?” he said.

“Centre and the other province made a government through lending but the PPP didn’t do so in Sindh,” he remarked.

Ghani further said that if Muttahida Qaumi Movement-P leader and mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar withdrew support then the PTI government would be in trouble.

Earlier, Fawad Chaudhry had taken aim at the PPP, which rules in Sindh.

“Due to Imran Khan, Sindh came out of ethnic politics,” the information minister had said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Maula Bux Chandio, while responding to Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry’s statement in which he hinted at dissolving the Sindh government, the PPP spokesperson said: “Centre should come to its senses and avoid any campaign against the provinces.”

He warned against dissolving the Sindh government, claiming PTI was against the 18th Amendment since day one.

“We are guardians of the 18th Amendment and custodians of the centre,” Chandio added.

Fawad Chaudhry stirred controversy when he hinted at the end of Sindh government and criticised the PPP leadership for its alleged role in the massive money laundering scandal.

“On one occasion, a street vendor becomes billionaire, while on some other occasion rickshaw driver becomes instant millionaire,” he said, while presiding over a session of PTI’s Sindh chapter.

“At present, Pakistan People’s Party is ruling Sindh. Let’s see how long it will remain in place,”he had said.