(National): Mirpurkhas, Sanghar hardly hit by rains, as apathy of rulers continues: Haleem Adil

Mirpurkhas:Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Vice President and parliamentary party leader in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh has said that Mirpurkhas and Sanghar districts are badly affected by rains, as apathy of the PPP rulers of Sindh continues.

Addressing a press conference at Malik House here Thursday, flanked by PTI leaders Aftab Qureshi, Raja Abdul Haq, Sumair Mir Sheikh and Rashid Rajpur, he said Saeed Ghani only tweets ‘all is well’ irrespective of the worst ground realities. He said during last two days he has personally visited the rain-hit areas and found that Mirpurkhas and Sanghar are the most affected districts. He said presently half of Sindh province is under stagnant rainwater, but the Sindh government has not yet started relief activities.

Haleem Adil said thousands of families have become homeless and they have taken shelter along roadsides. He said countless villages are inundated and crops over vast areas devastated. He asked the deputy commissioners that instead of showing them as slaves of rulers, they should work honestly and facilitate the distressed people. He demanded of the Sindh government to immediately send medical and veterinary teams to the affected areas.

He said many provincial ministers of Sindh are wanted by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). He said people would get relief from the federal government soon. He said previous day the governor announced to distribute one Lakh ration bags and reconstruct one Lakh rain-affected houses. He said the Prime Minister would also announce a special package for the flood-hit people of Sindh.

Haleem Adil said Shahbaz Sharif visited Karachi to meet Zardari. He said we had thought that he would drag Zardari on streets of Karachi. He said; however, after their corruption is exposed, political opponents soon become friends. However, Haleem Adil Sheikh visited the rain and flood affected areas of Mirpurkhas, Samman Goth, Jarwari, Mirwah Gorchani and Dhigri. He visited these areas, riding a motorcycle.

He regretted that a vast area including Mirpurkhas town is still under the stagnant rainwater. He said no minister or advisor of Sindh government has reached the affected areas. He said both urban and rural areas of Sindh are badly affected by rains and thousands of families are homeless. He said we have started relief work and given ration bags and tents to the affected people. He said crops over millions of acres of land are affected. He demanded of the Sindh government to ensure drainage of stagnant water from the affected areas on urgent basis.