CM visits rain affected areas of Thatta, Sujawal, Badon
Thatta, Feb 20, 2022 – Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that on the special instructions of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, first of all Sindh government is working to rescue the rain-affected people and all resources are being used to provide them all kinds of relief, including supplies of food, clean drinking water, tents, mosquito nets, health, to save them from hardship.
He said that including me, all cabinet ministers, MPAs, MNAs, District Administration and officers of all relevant departments are with the people in the current situation and are always working to help them in every way.
He said that Pakistan People’s Party is aware of its people, they will not be left helpless under any circumstances and will leave no stone unturned in providing all the facilities including all possible help. He expressed these views while talking to media in the premises of Deputy Commissioner Office Thatta here on today.
On this occasion, Provincial Ministers Syed Nasir Shah, Rasool Bakhsh Chandio, Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Special Assistants Sadiq Ali Memon and Riyaz Hussain Shah Shirazi, PPP leaders Ashiq Hussain Zardari, Abdul Hameed Panhwar, Ghulam Qadir Palijo, Mehmood Alam Shah, Imtiaz Qureshi, and officers of all concerned departments were also present.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the entire country, including Sindh province from Karachi to Kashmore, has received 500% more rain this time, efforts are taking on to declare Sindh province as a disaster hit area.
The purpose of visit is to reach the areas and listen to the problems of the rain affected people and solve them, he added.
Chief Minister Sindh said that orders have been issued to all relevant institutions including PDMA to help the rain victims, while emergency water drainage from flooded and submerged areas including damaged bridges, roads, government buildings of the district has been issued and steps are being taken on priority basis to restore complete infrastructure.
In response to a question regarding the Local government Elections to be held on August 28 under Phase-II in Sindh, the Chief Minister of Sindh said that the Election Commission is looking at all the situations arising after the rains and the Election Commission is the only one to decide on the elections. In response to another question, Syed Murad Ali Shah said that orders have been issued to the officers of the health department to ensure the availability of required medicines and all other facilities including snake bite vaccine in all the hospitals and health centers of the district.
Apart from this, steps are being taken to protect the people from various diseases including Malaria and Dengue and cattle fodder. Earlier, a high-level meeting was held at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to review the devastation of heavy rains in Thatta district.
On this occasion, the Deputy Commissioner along with the elected representatives of the district also gave a detailed briefing on the overall situation regarding the damage and destruction due to rains.
The Chief Minister of Sindh directed the Deputy Commissioner and all other concerned officers and elected representatives of the districts to submit a comprehensive survey report on the damage caused in the district so that the damages of the victims can be remedied as soon as possible.
He further directed them to remain active all the time to provide all kinds of relief without discrimination while being present among the people in the present difficult situation.
The elected representatives and party leaders informed about the problems faced in different areas of the district, on which Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah issued orders to the ministers and officers of the relevant departments to solve all the problems immediately. Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah visited Gharo, Guju and other rain-affected villages and areas and reviewed the flood situation and assistance and other arrangements for the rain victims. On this occasion, he met the victims and ascertained the problems and issued orders to the concerned authorities on the spot.