Concerted efforts by federal, provincial govts a must to resolve Sindh issues: President

Govt will never leave flood-hit people unattended: President Arif Alvi

SANGHAR, Sep 12 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi Saturday said that the concerted efforts by the federal and provincial governments were a must to resolve the problems confronting the people of Sindh.

Addressing a ceremony to distribute ration bags among the flood-hit people of Tehsil Jam Nawaz Ali of Sanghar, the president said the motto of the incumbent government was the provision basic rights to the people.

The ration bags were arranged with the cooperation by Sindh and Punjab governors, Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation and other welfare organizations.

The president, who earlier distributed food packs among the flood-affected people in Mirpurkhas, said that being head of the federation, whole of the country was his responsibility regardless of any political affiliation.

Therefore, he urged the governments of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in center and Pakistan Peoples Party in Sindh to join heads to resolve the development and other issues of the province.

He told the gathering that it was the government’s responsibility to provide employment opportunities to the people and other fundamental rights.

The president said that fortunately, Pakistan had set an example for the world by containing the COVID-19 pandemic without suffering any major economic impact.

He said for the first time, the world community was urging the countries to learn lesson from Pakistan as through its smart lockdown strategy, the government averted the huger-related deaths and massive unemployment as was witnessed in India consequent to blanket lockdown there.

As pointed out at the event, the president assured the locals that he would take up the pending matter of royalty of gas and oil with the federal government.

He also assured that the federal government would not leave unattended any part of Sindh province.

The government had distributed above Rs 200 billion with Rs 12,000 each among 16.9 million families to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, even in Sanghar district.

He said contrary to many other countries, the PTI-led government also extended financial support to the businesses and workers impacted by the lockdown in affected areas.