HYDERABAD: Activists of the Qaumi Awami Tehreek (QAT) staged a demonstration at Pakora Chowk in Qasimabad on Thursday in protest against supply of contaminated water in Sindh.

The protest was led by party’s secretary general Anwar Soomro, Sindhiani Tehreek leader Zeenat Samoon, Dr Gulzar Jumani and Dr Aziz Talpur.

They told reporters that the ‘corrupt’ Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government had failed to supply clean drinking water to the people of Sindh. The Sindh chief minister and entire cabinet should resign because they had lost the moral authority to rule the province, they added.

They said that even chlorination was not being done with the result that the people of Hyderabad, Karachi, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Thatta, Badin, Sanghar, Larkana, Nawabshah, Shikarpur and others districts were consuming filthy water mixed with human waste.

They said the supply of such water was leading to hepatitis cases and other ailments in Sindh. Asif Ali Zardari and the Sindh chief minister, who they claimed consumed and bathed in mineral water, were not concerned about the masses, adding that they deprived people of ‘roti, kapra aur makan’ with their fake slogan.

They claimed that Rs600 billion were being siphoned off to foreign banks every year from Sindh. They appealed to the apex court to take notice of the corruption in Sindh.

They said the PPP rulers even did not spare Larkana in their lust for corruption where Rs90bn were swallowed in the name of development works.

Published in Dawn, July 21st, 2017

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