Several hundred starving people living in all 23 ravaged districts of Sindh Sunday staged demonstrations and intercepted the vehicles of PPP lawmakers against the alleged indifferent and callous attitude of the government functionaries regarding the dispatching of relief goods.
Reports from different towns of Sukkur, Larkana, Qambar, Shahdadkot, Sanghar, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Jamshoro, Jacobabad and other districts said that enraged people took part in mock funerals for their elected representatives to express indignation over the leaders’ apathy towards their suffering.
Reports added that starving people intercepted their elected members in Larkana, Dadu, Khairpur, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas and other districts. The people intercepted influential PPP leader and MPA Faryal Talpur in her constituency Naudero and asked her about the hundreds of affected families in her area.
Some of the enraged people also raised slogans against her and other PPP leadership for their alleged failure to provide any relief to them. The protesters intercepted Senator Nisar Ahmed Khuhro when he was going to Larkana Press Club to address the press a conference on Sunday. Raising slogans against him, the protesters said Khuhro, despite being the president of PPP Sindh chapter, was not bothered to help the people who were suffering.
In Rajo Khanani town of Badin, upon seeing MPA Mir Allah Bux Talpur, people living along the roadside raised slogans against the PPP government. They asked him either help them in their difficult times or tender resignation. People also besieged the leaders and lawmakers in other districts.
The leaders of the protesting people said that due to the indifferent attitude of their elected representatives, they were facing hunger and starvation, with viral infections and water-borne diseases taking a heavy toll on their children and aged dear and near ones. They outright rejected the claims of rulers that they had been giving the affected people all basic amenities of life in relief camps.
Meanwhile, Dr Qadir Magsi, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Syed Zain Shah and other activists of the Sindh Action Committee (SAC), in their separate statements, strongly condemned the rulers of Sindh for meting out step-motherly treatment to millions of displaced people across the ravaged districts of Sindh. They alleged that the members of the provincial cabinet, who were already involved in massive scams, were made focal persons for rain emergencies and given the task to lead rescue and relief activities. They said it was akin to adding insult to injury to millions who lost their dear ones, houses, cattle heads and crops.