KARACHI - Central leader of the PPP and former minister for local government, MPA Owais Muzaffar alias Tappi has contradicted the rumours of changing 84-year-old Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah.

Talking to the media at Sindh Secretariat here on Thursday, Tappi, who is known as the influential person in the Sindh government for his relation with the former president and PPP’s co-chairman, Asif Ali Zardari, as foster brother, said: “I do not know who is spreading rumours of changing of the Sindh CM in the media.”

“There is no truth in such reports. Qaim Ali Shah is honest and reputable personality as a chief minister,” he added.

It may be noted that after the rain of criticism on the Sindh government especially on Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah over his government’s negligence in responding timely to the drought in Thar, which killed over 150 children so far, the rumours about reshuffling in the Sindh government including the changing of the Sindh CM were on peak.

When asked about his re-induction in the Sindh cabinet, he said he did not know about it but whatever the responsibility be assigned to him, he would discharge it with honesty. He further said that talks about MQM’s inclusion in the Sindh government were in process at the level of leadership of two sides.