Bilawal Bhutto Zardari demands PM to release frozen NFC funds, threatens to march to Islamabad if Sindh isn’t given its due share

SUKKUR: The Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari came down hard on the PTI-led federal government for denying the funds of NFC Award for the past three years, asking Prime Minister Imran Khan to provide relief package for the rain-affected people across Sindh. Bilawal was addressing relief camps established to provide shelter and flood to the rain-victims in Tando Bago Town of Badin district on Friday.

Reminding the prime minister that he was not the PM for Islamabad only but that of the entire country, Chairman Bilawal asked him to distribute “Watan Cards” among the flood victims of Sindh.

He said the federal government has earmarked some amount for a few schemes in Karachi but was reluctant to provide funds for other projects in Sindh. He said agriculture in Sindh is almost on the verge of collapse and needed a huge relief package for its revival.

He added the breaches in the dykes of the LBOD had played havoc in Badin and other districts during the recent monsoon. He strongly criticised Federal Minister Dr Fehmida Mirza for her failure to visit the rain-hit people, demanding her to resign.

The PPP chairman criticised the federal government for allocating funds for development schemes in Karachi, but ignoring the rest of province.

Bilawal said that breaches in the dykes of LBOD had played havoc in Badin and some other districts of Sindh, adding Badin was first confronting persistent water shortage, and now by the floods.

The PPP chairman claimed that the Sindh government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, had been trying to mitigate the sufferings of people inflicted by the monsoon rains and subsequent breaches in the dykes, adding he had already directed the concerned officials to carry out a survey of LBOD and other drains so that the measures could be taken to prevent any loss in future.

Again hitting out at the federal government, Bilawal said that although it was showing no mercy for the affected people, but PPP would continue to support them until they got resettled.

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