The Sindh High Court directed a federal legal officer on Tuesday to submit comments on behalf of the federal housing and works department over a petition filed by members of Karachi’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) National Assembly opposing the absence of construction provisions. funds to them by the federal government.
Jam Abdul Karim, Syed Rafiullah and Abdul Qadir Patel, who were selected as MNAs from three constituencies in Karachi, have filed in the petition that the federal government has spent more than Rs3.4 billion in development funds for MNA Karachi in Pakistan Tehreek-e -Insaf ( PTI) and its coalition partners; However, no funding was given to them because they were members of the PPP, the opposition party in the National Assembly.
The applicant’s lawyer, Wazeer Hussain Khoso, said that MNA PPP represented the Karachi people in the National Assembly from the constituencies NA-236, NA-238 and NA-248, and they had not received funding from the federal government. . He said that the actions of the federal government were purely an act of discrimination and there had been non-disbursement of funds due to political considerations with the intention of sacrificing the people represented by the applicant.
He argued that the federal government had discriminated against by providing development funds to the ruling party and its coalition partner MNA in Karachi, while ignoring MNA from the opposition bench.
Lawyers have argued that depriving people of constituencies who have selected opposition MNAs for development work in their territories is discriminatory and against the law. The SHC was asked to direct the federal government to disburse development funds to the respective constituents of the PPP MNA as well.
Federal law officers are seeking time to submit comments on behalf of the housing and jobs ministry. A division bench, led by Judge Mohammad Ali Mazhar, ordered lawyers to comment at the next trial.