The PPP-led Sindh Government has been accused of selling blankets received in relief for flood victims to an online company, allegedly.
According to the details, former PTI MPA Shamsa Ali released a video statement claiming that she purchased two blankets online. The blankets she received contained labels saying “Government of Sindh”. The former PTI MPA also expressed her sadness at the misuse of the flood relief.
The video has been widely shared on social media with netizens heavily lambasting the Sindh government. Netizens are also urging Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to take notice.
Blankets sent to Pakistan in aid for flood victims in Pakistan are sold online by PPP Sindh government.
Pakistan is a real Banana Republic. Good for none. pic.twitter.com/QYGdgpNHtL
— Arif Aajakia (@arifaajakia) January 26, 2023
This elderly lady ordered 2 blankets online from Rainbow Linen. The blankets se received has tags on them saying these blankets were for the victims #Pakistan floods. This is what government of Sindh is doing with items donated @antonioguterres #FloodsInPakistan pic.twitter.com/HRcJjK3v12
— Asad Baig (@Pakistan1irst) January 25, 2023
The blankets found in flood relief for the flood victims are being sold online by the Sindh government, Bilo Rani’s gross corruption. –@BBhuttoZardari @SindhCMHouse –@MuradAliShahPPP #امپورٹڈ_حکومت_نامنظور
— Shariq Bhatti (@Shariq_Mula) January 26, 2023
سندھ گورنمنٹ ڈُوب کے مرجاؤ۔ یہ سیلاب زدگان کی امداد بیچ رہے ہیں۔ سُنیں ایک سُپریم کورٹ کے وکیل اور سابق پنجاب ایم پی اے کی زبانی۔
افسوس صد افسوس۔ pic.twitter.com/SQWiE9JrPT
— Mir Mohammad Alikhan (@MirMAKOfficial) January 25, 2023
This is not the first time that the Sindh government led by the PPP has been accused of allegedly “stealing” the relief items donated to the flood victims of the province. In November last year, a Sindh government officer was found involved in selling donated ration and blankets belonging to the flood victims in local markets.
The crime was unearthed by Team Sar-e-Aam during a sting operation where they purchased ration bags and blankets provided by the Sindh government to the flood victims from Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) House in Mirpur Khas.
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After Team Sar-e-Aam provided evidence to the local authorities, DC Zainul Abideen took immediate action and the accused was arrested following his orders.
In a similar incident, a PPP leader was booked after relief goods were recovered from his warehouse in Sindh. The incident came to light after flood victims protested that they were not being provided relief aid.
Amid the protests, more than 500 tents were recovered during a raid at a rice mill warehouse in the town of Nasirabad along with some ration bags which were supposed to be distributed among the affectees. According to locals, the tents were brought to the rice mill by newly-elected councilor Wazir Ali Phulpoto.
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