Dr Fehmida Mirza, the Federal Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination has said that it was totally biased and uncalled for attitude of chief minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali on the development schemes carried out by Federal government in Badin and other districts of Sindh, Dr Mirza speaking to the media persons over phone said that it was totally false claim by the PPP leaders that federal government had slashed the funds for the development schemes for the province.
It was very painful that the chief minister , who has himself failed to provide any relief to people of Badin and other backward districts, showed his anger over the various development schemes and projects in my constituency by the federal government during the press conference ,” she said. She said that she was thankful to Prime Minister Imran Khan for trusting her and earmarked the funds for different schemes for Badin district.
Dr Mirza said that on her request funds were released for the construction of the link roads, electrification and gasification of villages and towns and other schemes adding that more such projects were in the pipeline for Badin district. ” This is a very dangerous trend to create state within state after the 18th Amendment” she added and warned the PPP leaders to act sensibly in dealing with the issues of the province. Dr Mirza claimed that currently all three barrages in Sindh were being provided with ample irrigation water but the people in Badin, Thatta, Sujawal and other districts of lower Sindh were on the roads to register their protest against acute water shortage.
She claimed that they had raised their voice when there was shortage of the water in the canals but accusing the institutions was unjustified when there was enough water in the system. Dr Mirza asked the high-ups of Sindh government to mend their ways and ensure just and judicious water distribution in each and every canal and channel especially those off taking from Kotri barrage.
She reported that people living in the devastated coastal belt were running from pillar to post to fetch water. Dr Mirza also voiced her deep concerns over the looming threats by outlaws to occupy their farmlands near Tando Bago of Badin district adding she demanded the actions against those miscreants, who wanted to create law and order situations in the peaceful areas of Badin district. Earlier, Dr Mirza and Mian Mohammad Soomro addressed their joint press conference and slammed chief minister Sindh and high-ups of the Sindh government for their alleged indifference towards the real issues of Sindh.