Sindh looking towards centre for help, says Bilawal Zardari
KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday said that Sindh was looking towards the federal government for help amid natural disaster which catalyzed following heavy rains in the province.
“It is responsibility of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to provide relief wherever it is required,” Bilawal Zardari said while addressing a press conference in Karachi.
He said he heard that the PM was going to announce a historical budget for Sindh’s provincial capital. Hopefully, Prime Minister Imran will announce relief package for Karachi immediately after arriving here.
“The centre’s paying attention on the province not good for just the province but the entire country. It seems the federal government is seriously looking into matters of Karachi after two years. Imran Khan’s first priority should be providing houses in Sindh,” he said.
Bilawal said the Sindh government was spending 800 bn rupees, so it would be good if the center spent its double.
“Paying attention on Karachi will strengthen economy of country. Pakistan needs to be reunited like it did in 2010-11. I demand from the federal government to resolve electricity loadshedding in Sindh. It becomes difficult when the institutions stop supplying power during natural disaster,” he said.
The PPP chairman said people were going through difficult times, electricity tariff rates should not have been increased.
He said Army chief’s arrival was a good message which showed that the entire country was with Karachi. Pak army’s role in relief activities was laudable, he said.
Bilawal Zardari said they needed full support of the federation. “We look towards the centre to help us.”
“We are trying to manage relief package on emergency basis for flood affectees of Sindh. Sindh needs much relief goods,” he said.