Sindh dwellers left at hoarders, profiteers’ mercy: official

APP News Agency

18th Oct, 2021. 10:29 am

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib has lashed out at Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and its chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for leaving dwellers of Sindh at the mercy of hoarders and profiteers.

In a statement in reaction to Bilawal Zardari’s address in Karachi, he said Bilawal Zardari should do something for the betterment of the people of Sindh, instead of launching a movement against the government.

The people of Sindh have been held hostage by the PPP for 13 years, and poverty and unemployment were at their peak in Sindh, Habib said.

The PPP has always perpetuated corruption under the guise of the slogan of “Roti, Kapra aur Makan” and created fake bank accounts for money laundering.

Habib said that a 20kg bag of flour was being sold at Rs1,400 to Rs1,500 in Sindh, including Karachi.

The PPP and PML-N were responsible for the external debt of Pakistan today, he said, adding that today the world has witnessed around 40 per cent increase in food and petroleum products.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has given clear instructions to provide all possible relief and facilities to the people, he said, adding that globally, there has been a 15 per cent increase in the prices of petroleum products recently, but the government of Pakistan has gradually reduced taxes and not allowed the full burden to pass on to the consumers.

The prime minister has introduced the Kamyab Jawan Programme, Hunarmand Jawan Programme and Kamyab Pakistan Programme to help the youth who constitute 60 per cent of the total population to stand on their own feet, he said.

The low-income housing scheme was for those who still have no shelter, Habib said, adding that Bilawal’s attack on the media and judiciary was beyond comprehension, as they like only that media which favours them and only those courts, which give verdicts in their favour.

For the first time, Habib said that a uniform education system has been introduced in the country at the national level and those who criticise it were in fact the enemies of education.

The opposition was unable to digest the Tiger Force, he said, adding that they had always created a gang, which was tasked with protecting their personal interests.

He urged the PPP members of the parliament, ticket holders and party leaders to launch a movement against unemployment, poverty and inflation in Sindh.

Asif Zardari had excelled in the art of corruption and if he was summoned by the NAB after every hour, even that would have been justified, he added.