KARACHI - The speech of a PPP legislator on Sindh budget created controversy and friction between the two major coalition partners in Sindh Govt, when he said that two non-Sindhi groups were fighting to get control of Karachi. He further said that people of Sindh were peace loving people and it should not be construed as their weakness. PPP legislator Nadeem Ahmed Bhutto, who initiated general discussion on Sindh budget, speaking from a written speech, spoke little on budget but concentrated on other non-related issues. In his speech which took many with surprise pointed out that outsiders considered Sindh as a land of opportunities and exploited its resources to their benefit and advantage. Bhutto claimed that according to 1998 census, 50,000 outsiders entered the Sindh province every year and according to him the Provincial Home Department was lacking funds to expel 3.5 million immigrants. Nadeem Bhutto said that if one person consumed 250 gram wheat flour and 125 gram rice daily meant that they were consuming 911 tones of wheat and 5 tones of rice every day. He said that Sindh always contributed huge share to the national kitty but in return it got little or nothing, adding that every person of Sindh was paying one rupee tax but in return he received only 16 paisa from the centre. He came hard on SLGO 2001 which three provinces had already rejected was the product of a dictator. He said it was a provincial matter and demanded annulment of SLGO 2001 and restoration of 1979 local bodies system. Nadeem Bhutto also criticized Police Ordinance 2001 and demanded that this dual police system should be rescinded. In the end, he spoke a few words on the budget by terming it as pro-people budget and congratulated Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah for presenting such balanced budget in difficult financial situation. Soon after Mr. Bhutto finished his speech, Sindh Minister for Youth and MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari, rose in seat and termed the speech of Nadeem Bhutto against the reconciliation policy of President Asif Ali Zardari. He said that all those living in the province would live and die together, adding that if such sort of speeches were made more people will die than live. The MQM leader asked the senior PPP leaders including Senior Minister Pir Mazhar ul Haq to take notice of the speech which seemed more anti coalition than for coalition. He termed the speech as game of words. Upon which, Sindh Minister for Local Government Agha Siraj Durrani said that since every member has the right to speak and it should not be considered as a part party policy. He said the policy of reconciliation between President Asif Ali Zardari and MQM Chief Altaf Hussain will remain intact. Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro said that since Faisal Sabzawari was our brother and also being a minister he should not have said such thing. Altaf Hussain is our brother and now we live and die together with PPP in Sindh. When we are one so the views of one member did not matter, said Ayaz Soomro. He said that it was welcoming that MQM delegation had participated in the birthday ceremony of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and President Asif Ali Zardari, in his sagacious speech welcomed the MQM delegation. It is our duty to make Sindh, the land of Sufis, as the citadel of peace and love, the law minister underlined. Faisal Sabzwari again rose in his seat and said each and every word spoken on the flour of the house has an importance. Our intentions should be cleared and honest, he said, adding it was our responsibility to take notice of such things. Acting Speaker Shehla Raza, who was chairing the session in absence of Speaker Nisar Khuhro, said that she heard the speech and it were just suggestions from a member who did not like the system. The member had made suggestion for the system but he did not speak any thing about the persons running the system, she clarified. She said that Sindh had witnessed lot of deaths and the daughter of Sindh had taught us after her martyrdom that we should avoid such words. She expressed the hope that now both sides would care in the selections of words while making speeches on the floor of the house. PPP member Ghulam Mujadid Isran, taking part in general discussion, congratulated Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah for presenting pro-people budget at such a difficult situation when the country was facing war like conditions, terrorism and price hike. He said that allocation has been made for every sector in the budget. PML (F) member Ms. Marvi Rashidi that every year it was claimed that the budget was pro-poor budget but situation is opposite of it. She said that according to budget documents, the bureaucracy had spent Rs10 million on foods during budget making process. She said according to an international organisation Pakistan stood at number 65th in revenue collection but the government had always giving impression that we are poor nation. She said corruption had been rampant during utilisations of budget money. Marvi Rashidi, quoted reports of international transparency organisation according to which Rs42 billion had gone in corruption in 2002 while figure increased to Rs195 billion in 2009. She said home, health and power sector were on the top list of corruption. She said according to UNDP reports people of Sindh had expressed dissatisfaction over the Sindh government. PPP member Dr. Ahmed Ali Shah, Sardar Ahmed Ali Pitafi, MQM legislator Aleemur Rehman and others also spoke on budget and congratulated the Chief Minister. The House was in session till filing of the report.