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Manzoor Wassan’s guards open fire on flood victims

The guards of Manzoor Ahmed Wassan, the adviser to Sindh chief minister for agriculture, allegedly opened fire on the flood victims in his home district of Khairpur and left four of the flood victims injured.

The official guards of Wassan had to open fire when the affected people tried to besiege his vehicle. Sources said the guards wanted to rescue the cabinet member when protesters raised hue and cry against the alleged failure of officials to provide them relief items, including food, tents and medicines, in Karoondi area of the district. Four of the flood victims reportedly received bullets and were shifted to Nawabshah Civil Hospital in a very critical condition.

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Following the ugly incident, a large number of the people, who took shelter along the roadsides, staged demonstrations to register their protest against the firing incident and alleged failure of Sindh government high-ups to provide them relief items. Former governor and PTI leader Imran Ismail, Ali Zaidi and others strongly condemned the firing incident, and demanded registration of FIR against Wassan.

Meanwhile, angry protesters clashes with PPP leaders and lawmakers in Dadu, Jamshoro, Mirpur Khas and others areas, raising slogans against them for their failure to provide them basic facilities.

Dr Nafisa Shah, Fayaz Butt and others were also besieged by angry protesters.

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