Center, Sindh Govt set up political specter over virus relief

Bureau Report

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Sindh Central Vice President and Parliamentary Party leader in Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil has regretted that the PPP leaders of Sindh are busy in political point scoring even on the Ehsaas cash emergency program of Prime Minister Imran Khan. In a statement here Friday, he clarified that 12million families would get an emergency cash assistance of Rs144billion from this program of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said this program is above any sort of politics and financial assistance, on the basis of information gotten through SMS messages, is given to the people living beneath the poverty line through banks.
He said implementation of this cash distribution is the responsibility of district administrations. He said that in three provinces, PTI leaders and representatives have not used this program for any political purpose. He regretted that only in Sindh province, the PPP leaders are trying to do politics even on this program. Haleem Adil said in Sindh deputy commissioners are posted on recommendations of MNAs and PMAs, who in return of this favor act like the servants of these politicians. He said sadly the chief secretary has also failed to stop this political role of the deputy commissioners.
He said in some districts of Sindh, deputy commissioners and PPP leaders are dubbing the Ehsaas cash emergency program as the Benazir income support program, which is not true. He said if the PPP leaders need a political mileage they should distribute money amongst the poor from their own pocket. Haleem Adil said Rs144billion cash emergency assistance is being given to the poor families from the Prime Minister.