KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmakers on Thursday openly came up against the federal government-led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for ignoring party legislators in Sindh.
Speaking to media at Sindh Assembly, Irfanullah Marwat said that the provincial party leaders had worked day and night during elections to gain seats from Karachi and other parts of Sindh but the central leadership of PML-N was continuously ignoring them, which had created resentment not only among lawmakers but also in workers at low level.
He said that the prime minister invited other parties of Karachi for having their suggestions on improving law and order issue in the city but he did not bother to contact PML-N lawmakers from the city to present their suggestions.
He said that if the party leadership would not address their reservations within eight days, then they would be free to sit on independent benches in Sindh assembly, defying party decision to support PML-F lawmaker Shaharyar Maher as opposition leader.
He also hinted at joining Sindh government and said that they would ponder over any proposal from Pakistan People’s Party to join treasury benches.
Talking to PPI, another PML-N lawmaker Humayun Mohammad Khan said that the party lawmakers stand behind Irfanullah Marwat over the issue and said that they were facing severe criticism from PML-N workers for not doing anything in their constituencies.
“On one hand, Sindh government is not releasing funds for opposition lawmakers while on the other hand the PML-N’s federal government was not supporting us,” he said adding they were avoiding visiting their constituencies due to this situation.
He demanded of federal government to give jobs to PML-N workers who helped the party win seats from Karachi.