KARACHI: Provincial minister Imtiaz Shaikh has expressed apprehension of drought in Sindh, ARY News reported on Tuesday.
“Not a single town has been saved from floodwater, all villages have been destroyed,” Sindh’s Minister for Energy talking to media here said.
“The government is trying for an early dewatering of the submerged area to prepare the land for wheat cultivation”, Imtiaz Shaikh said. “Otherwise, the province would have to face drought like situation,” he said.
He alleged that an effort was made by the PTI with a campaign on social media to halt relief supplies for flood victims. “Where 15 billion rupees went, which were collected for the flood affected people,” he questioned.
Responding to MQM Imtiaz Shaikh said,” it is not the time to call flood victims as ‘non-local’, when your elders came here, Sindh had opened its doors for them and not termed them as ‘non-local people’.
He said all MPAs of the party have been in their areas and standing with people in their difficult time. “In Shikarpur, 48,000 people are being provided food at the relief camp,” he said.
“Floodwater water level will soon drop in Badin, Thatta and Nawabshah districts,” minister said.