DC vows Sujawal’s development

District Commissioner Sujawal Imtiaz Ali Abro has said that he is chalking out a concrete plan for the development of the district adding that support of Civil Society is required to put Sujawal on the path of persistent progress.

He said that the state-land admeasuring 8 acres meant for a sports complex had been retrieved from the clutches of illegal occupants and soon a sports complex would be constructed to facilitate the youth of the district. He was addressing an event organised in Honour of newly elected bodies of the Thatta Bar Association and Sujawal Bar Association on Thursday by Sujawal Press Club. He praised the efforts of the legal fraternity as well as journalists of the district in raising voices for the rights of common folk. The President of the Sujawal press club recalled the days when flash floods hit Sujawal in 2010 and the role of journalists during those hard days.

During his speech, he eulogised the efforts of former district commissioner Zubair Ahmed Channa and Assistant Commissioner Captain Anwar ul Haq who would call Sujawal their ‘second home” and gave development projects to the district. A key leader of Shaheri-Etihad and social activist Nisar Memon said that such an event would pave the way for handy ties among the pillars of the states and added that the people of Sindh should be self-accountable before bringing any revolution as corruption had delayed Sindh’s progression.

Talking about the issues of the district Secretary General District Bar Association Sujawal Latif Khatti said that he had filed an application for the removal of encroachments causing nuisance under section 133 of Crpc but after that members of Traders organisation approached him for withdrawal of Application. “Perhaps they are beneficiaries of these encroachments”; he held and added that minor interest should be kept aside for the flamboyant future of our upcoming generations.

Veteran Journalist Hidayatullah Khatti narrated the ordeals that he and his other fellow journalists had confronted in pursuit of truth and said that a journalist must not bow in front of an influential person because he had been shouldered with the responsibility of engraving truth. Representative of Sujawal Bar Association Advocate Syed Imran Shah said that they would assist needy citizens in the court of law without any greed and every saner citizen should play his part for eradicating corruption and lawlessness from the society.

Advocate Liaquat Jamari said that Sindh currently had been facing multiple issues but crucial among those was a usurpation of its resources and the hands of non-natives’ he urged District Commissioner Sujawal to launch a thorough probe into the matter of fake issuance of domiciles by an official of the revenue department. District President Thatta Bar Association said that every citizen had the right to a fair trial and lawyers should not keep a biased attitude towards anyone as everyone is equal in the eyes of law. The event was participated by people hailing from different walks of life including members of civil society, elected members of town committees and representatives of small religious groups.

Kamran Khamiso Khowaja is the district correspondent of Daily Minute Mirror From Thatta and Sujawal. He covers social, political, environmental and cultural stories. He can be reached on Twitter @ZaibSha1 and through email at kamran.khowaja338@gmail.com.