Mr. Sharjeel Inam Memon
Sharjeel Inam Memon: Well, we have attended to the unemployment issue and the educational reforms programme for the youth. We have solution to both the issues. We shall implement that programme after we win the general elections.
JWT: Considering Liyari Gang War and the operation, do you think Liyari will remain the power centre of PPP in the coming elections?
SIM: There is no such thing like ‘Liyari Gang War’. In fact, this drama is orchestrated by the media. From the day one, Liyari has been the power centre of PPP it will remain so. There are a few elements that are destroying the peace of Liyari and they have also the support of the enemies of Pakistan (Foreign Elements). They are using criminal elements for their vested interests and this is how they are worsening the political atmosphere of Liyari.
JWT: How much the judiciary has affected the implementation of the Sindh government policies?
SIM: As far as Judicial Activism is concerned I would say law should be same for all. To target a particular party on the basis of a few cases which could not be proved in the past, cannot be called ‘Judicial Activism’ instead it is ‘Judicial Bias’ amidst background conspiracies.
JWT: How do you analyse the PML (N)’s alliances with the nationalists in Sindh?
SIM: PML (N)’s alliance with the nationalists in Sindh is merely a drama and far from reality. The people of Sindh vividly remember the track record of Sindhi nationalist. Those (nationalists) have not given the people of Sindh anything except extortion culture and the violence in the educational institutions.
JWT: Presently, Sindh is going to be the biggest beneficiary of ‘Thar Coal Project’ the progress notwithstanding the advantage is very slow rather invisible?
SIM: Thar Coal Project is a gift of PPP government for the people of Pakistan in general and especially for the people of Sindh. It will prove (inshaAllah) to be a milestone in resolving the energy crisis of Pakistan. Moreover, there is no truth in rumours that the progress is very slow.
JWT: The youth of Punjab would like to know the out of ordinary position of PPP in Sindh except Bhuttoism?
SIM: First of all it must be clear that slogan of ‘Bhuttoism’ is not only of people of Sindh instead it is the unified slogan of peoples of Pakistan. Wherever, we talk about deprived people and question of their progress, we revisit ‘Bhuttoism.’ The people of Sindh love Bhutto while the youth of the Punjab has been inspired by that philosophy from the day one. Youth of Punjab has played a pivotal role in achieving the goal of ‘Bhuttoism.’
SIM: Actually, our political rivals are campaigning against us that we have ditched the flood victims. As a matter of fact the workers of PPP have always sacrificed for the progress of democracy in Pakistan and our voter bank is always on the rise, so PPP is ready to counter all the tactics of opponents in the coming elections.
SIM: First of all I must clarify for your readers that PPP does not have only Sindh Card in fact, we have Pakistan Card. Our followers are in Punjab, Sindh, KPk, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Thus, we are present at every inch and corner of Pakistan. Furthermore, whenever election comes you see a lot of propaganda and conspiracies against PPP but in spite of all these hurdles on election day people never forget PPP and they will do the same. Our recent Hyderabad meeting is a glaring example of PPP’s strength. The reason is obvious because people of Sindh know these nationalists very well that is why this perception is totally wrong that PPP is under pressure from the nationalists or any other party. Actually, Takht-e-Lahore and Raiwind are hatching all these conspiracies against PPP and propaganda against local bodies system but they will not be successful in their motives.
JWT: Why the opponents of new Local Bodies System are saying that this system will divide the Sindh?
SIM: Well, it is totally a false propaganda because according to the Local Government System, 1979 there were only two metropolitan corporations in Sindh, i.e. Karachi and Hyderabad and there were also mayors in Karachi and Hyderabad only along with chairman district council so, why nationalist did not oppose this system then. Why they never thought about the division of Sindh at that time. As far as local bodies system is concerned, I must say it is a mere a propaganda against PPP nothing else substantial.
Any Message for Youth
My message for the youth of Pakistan is that education is the only tool for progress. We can eradicate illiteracy and poverty by utilizing the weapon of education. Developed world achieved the success through education alone. Therefore, we must put all the efforts to get education and to adopt the modern trends because it will enhance our social exposure and political awareness as well. And if we look upon our history, we can easily find that we got independence because of the educated leadership. Thus in the present conditions only education can wipe out all of our backwardness.