KARACHI - Sindh Chief Minister and PPP provincial president, Qaim Ali Shah on Monday expressed concern over harassment of PPP leaders including Sharjeel Inam Memon from National Accountability Bureau (NAB), saying the federal institution was following a particular agenda to malign the credibility of the party leaders through media trial.

He said in a handout issued from the CM House that Sharjeel Memon was an active member of the party and performing his duties as the central information secretary of the party. “Sharjeel has resigned from his post on personal grounds and had gone abroad on leave. An attempt to include his name in ECL was based on act of revenge from NAB authorities,” he said.

He further demanded the federal government to halt NAB authorities from taking vindictive actions against the PPP leaders and immediately withdraw fake cases and references against the PPP leaders including Sharjeel Memon. “NAB should immediately remove the name of Memon from the Exit Control List (ECL),” he said.

Much-awaited Malir 15 flyover finally inaugurated: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and PPP women wing leader Faryal Talpur on Monday inaugurated a much-awaited Malir 15 flyover. The project was facing delays since 2013 and even the chief minister announced a deadline of January 15, 2016 but it also missed it.

The chief minister while giving the deadline on January 1, during a meeting with the local government department, had stated that slow construction on Malir 15 flyover was causing hardships for the people of Karachi and he wanted the project open for traffic latest by January 15. Although the deadline was missed but still the chief minister, along with Faryal Talpur, on Monday inaugurated the project. The event was also attended by Local Bodies Minister Jam Khan Shoro, Home Minister Sohail Anwer Siyal, Advisor to CM Sindh on law department affairs Murtaza Wahab and others also attended the inauguration ceremony. Soon after the inauguration, the chief minster refrained from talking to media and left the venue along with Faryal Talpur and other leaders. Delay in release of funds from Planning and Development department and massive traffic jams at the site were cited as major reasons behind the delay in construction of the flyover by the project officials and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation.