Empty-handed Faryal Talpur faces wrath of flood victims

Imtiaz Hussain
Sunday, Sep 04, 2022

SUKKUR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MPA Faryal Talpur on Saturday faced the wrath of the flood victims, when she came to visit them empty-handed at Ratodero in Larkana.

The flood victims protested, saying the PPP MPA had not even provided them the tents as their families spent days in the open.

They complained that everything was destroyed but she (Faryal Talpur) did not turn up for their help, while now she came to see their miseries. “You have come empty-handed to see our miseries,” the victims said.

The PPP MPA’s guards asked the protesters to stop shouting slogans against her, but they continued, forcing Talpur to leave.

The people of Sindh have expressed outrage over the provincial government’s lack of preparedness and mismanagement to deal with the flood situation. Earlier, the people had besieged the vehicle of Adviser to the CM on Agriculture Manzoor Wassan at Karoundi in district Khairpur, where the police intervened to rescue him.

To add to the miseries of flood-hit people, Wassan, during visit to the flooded villages, compared them with Venice of Italy and shied away from shaking hands with the flood victims.

A few days ago, a video went viral, in which the flood victims held PPP leader Agha Siraj Durrani accountable in district Shikarpur, forcing him to go back. Moreover, the victims, accusing the elected representatives of the devastation caused by the rains and subsequent floods, and besieged the vehicle of LG Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah in Sukkur.