LARKANA: Worsening civic conditions of Larkana is the gift of incompetent rulers, said Peoples Party Workers leader Dr. Safdar Abbasi while addressing an All Parties Conference held at a local hotel here on Saturday.

The moot was held to discuss issues faced by the citizens of Larkana including poor sanitary conditions, non-lifting of garbage, overflowing sewerage water, corruption in education and health sectors, lawlessness and increase in narcotics trade in Larkana district. Different political and social organisations participated in the APC including JUI-Fazal’s Maulana Nasir Mahmood Soomro and PML-Functional’s Akbar Shah Rashdi.

Dr. Abbasi said when there are no development schemes for citizens who are facing hardships constantly. He said it can be said that practically this city has been ruined by the sitting government.

Akbar Rashdi said that Larkana city is being treated step-motherly. He said his party is always with the people for resolution of their problems.

Maulana Nasir Soomro alleged that the PPP government has completely failed to resolve problems of Larkanians. He said they will contest upcoming elections against the rulers.

Moazim Abbasi of Abbasi-Kalhora Ittehad said that billions of rupees have been spent in Larkana during past 10 years but the expenditure is not visible.

He said Larkana is a historic city but it has always been ignored.

PML-Nawaz’s Babu Sarfraz Jatoi said that Larkana once was enjoying status of clean city but now every street in it is badly damaged.

Hafiz Ahmed Ali Abbasi said that the present rulers are responsible for the current dismal situation of Larkana.

PPP-SB leader Dr. Sikander Jatoi said that the city of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Murtaza Bhutto has been destroyed willingly ‘but we will not tolerate it anymore’.

Chairman, Jeay Sindh Mahaz, Riaz Chandio said that the PPP has damaged all cities of Sindh but we praise Zardari for destroying the historical city of Larkana and converting it into ruins.

Senior advocate Ghulam Dastagir Shahani said that if issues confronted by the residents continued to be unresolved by the municipal corporation then we will take them to the courts for resolution.

Another lawyer Qadir Bux Bhatti warned that if the disposal machines are not shifted out of Kausar Mill, Hyderi and Hussaini Muhallas then there will be a ‘Dama Dam Mast Qalandar’.