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Center has asked Sindh to raze buildings near US consulate: Murad

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Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said the Center had asked Sindh to raze buildings near the US consulate. Photo: The News/File

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Monday rejected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s claim that its federal government was overthrown by a US plot.

Responding to harsh criticism from opposition leader Haleem Adil Sheikh, the Sind CM told the Sindh Assembly that his government had received two letters from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the PTI government for the demolition of houses or buildings. floors of some buildings near the United States. Consulate in Karachi.

He said that on December 1, 2021, the government of Sindh received a letter from a federal ministry requesting demolitions around the US consulate. He added that his government had received another letter on April 1, 2022 from the Foreign Office requesting demolitions.

Shah said the new letter was sent after Imran Khan showed a letter claiming to be evidence of a US conspiracy on March 27. He wondered that on the one hand, the PTI government was claiming that the United States had started a plot against him, and on the other hand, he was asking the Sindh government to demolish the buildings around the American consulate.

The CM also said that before the MQM-P left the PTI government coalition, the MQM-P chairman, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, asked the PTI to provide him with evidence of foreign conspiracy and promised that the MQM-P would not leave the PTI if the conspiracy claims were true. However, as the PTI did not provide any evidence, the MQM-P left Imran Khan’s government. He said the government of Imran Khan was overthrown by constitutional means. The Sindh CM called the PTI’s foreign conspiracy rhetoric a drama staged by Imran Khan, and said the “foreign prime minister” resorted to airing false foreign conspiracy allegations once he lost the majority support in the National Assembly.