Extensive damage due to heavy rains has aggravated the conditions of the people. Sindh government must announce a relief package for the poor.
Sindh province is facing an intense monsoon rain spell. All towns and villages are under water. Though the Pakistan Meteorological Department had warned and alerted the Sindh government regarding the expected monsoon rain spells to happen on the expected dates, the Sindh governments disregarded the warnings. The Sindh government has failed to take reasonable measures to tackle the monsoon spell. Local governments, national and provincial disaster management authorities were also absent.
Sindh government found reticent in taking steps to reduce the problems. People, in Sindh, had been left to mercy of God during such a heavy rain. They have been deserted in the time of need. The people of Sindh almost depend on agriculture. Their crops have been destroyed in rain. They are left with nothing to shelter themselves and are looking for food and other basic things they need.
Even in big cities no satisfactory steps were seen to restore the normal daily life in the proper way. Roads and streets are filled with rainy water. No machinery is provided by the local government to clear the roads and remove the water from streets to make the life of people smooth to get on with their work.
Widespread damage due to heavy rain has aggravated the conditions of the people. Low supply of vegetables and fruits have raised the price of edible things. Inflation and the monsoon spell have troubled the poor and middle class with no end visible.
PPP’s government in Sindh, which has been in power since the last fifteen years, has multiplied the miseries of the people. Infrastructure in cities and standing crops and houses in villages have been severely damaged so the Sindh government must announce a relief package for the poor.
Fawad Hussain Samo