Pakistani actor Feroze Khan slammed Pakistan People’s Party leader Bilawal Bhutto and Sindh Government for the recent devastation in Karachi. A score of other celebrities also joined him to call out the provincial, federal, and local governments for the abysmal condition in the metropolis.
Feroze Khan raises voice for Karachi
In his tirade against PPP and Bilawal Bhutto, Feroze Khan commented on the tweet of Bilawal Bhutto. “As of yesterday, Sindh had seen its worst monsoons in 90 years. Today super monsoon torrential rains & floods continue unabated. Please keep all those in your thoughts who have already been working 24/7 to assist citizens during this record-breaking unprecedented natural disaster,” Bilawal Bhutto had tweeted following the thundershowers in Karachi this week.
– do you even know anything? What’s been up all these years in Sindh ? What’s your party been really doing handing out ajrak’s ?? Where did the tax go ? Zero infrastructure ?? My city and the people both are underwater Mr.Zardari. https://t.co/f4wlrn4zXS— Feroze Khan (@ferozekhaan) August 28, 2020
But furious Feroze Khan slammed Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in his reactionary post. “Do you even know anything? What’s been up all these years in Sindh? What’s your party been really doing handing out ajrak’s ?? Where did the tax go? Zero infrastructure ?? My city and the people both are underwater Mr.Zardari,” said Feroze Khan.
In another tweet, Feroze Khan wrote, “I feel for Karachi rn.” In another tweet, Feroze Khan tagged Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and said, you know where the Teer really is rn? Up Karachi’s where the sun doesn’t shine @BBhuttoZardari.”
His tweets garnered reaction from several Twitter users. Some Twitter users argued with him that why the federal government, the Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf, Prime Minister Imran Khan, and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-MQM are not taking responsibility for the metropolis of Karachi that is ravaged by continuous thunderous spells of monsoon. To which Feroze Khan said, “they have literally just come in and I at least can’t expect them to overnight work everything around and turn this place into Dubai? PPP and MUSLIM LEAGUE (N) should be held responsible.”
– they have literally just come in and I at least can’t expect them to over night work everything around and turn this place into Dubai ? PPP and MUSLIM LEAGUE (N) should be held responsible. https://t.co/AQqzu3fK4O
— Feroze Khan (@ferozekhaan) August 28, 2020
Similarly, other celebrities also expressed ire and raised their voices over the damages caused by rain in Karachi. All the celebrities unanimously asked the question that who will take the responsibility of Ka
“With the videos, I’m seeing, the stories I’m hearing, its a National Emergency. People are homeless, stuck on the streets, or being swept away. Are there relief packages being prepared? Is help coming? When? @MuradAliShahPPP #SindhGovt #KarachiSinks #KarachiRain” wrote Ayesha Omar on Twitter.
With the videos I’m seeing, the stories I’m hearing, its a National Emergency situation. People are homeless, stuck on the streets, or being swept away. Are there relief packages being prepared? Is help coming? When? @MuradAliShahPPP #SindhGovt #KarachiSinks #KarachiRain— Ayesha Omar (@ayesha_m_omar) August 27, 2020
Depression, Depression, Depression…. 21st Century…. port city, economic hub, industrial hub….should be the favorite child instead treated like an orphan. #KarachiRains #KarachiRain https://t.co/mm3kge5nBJ
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) August 28, 2020
A score of other celebrities like Fakhr-e-Alam, Faisal Qureshi, Zainab Qayyum, Samina Pirzada, designer Asim Jofa, Shaniera Akram, cricketer Wasim Akram raised voice over the plight of people of Karachi.
Cricketer-turned-philanthropist, Shahid Afridi lashed out at the provincial and federal government on the devastation by recent thundershowers in Karachi.
An absolutely heartbreaking state of affairs! #Karachi needs immediate attention followed by urgent corrective action. The situation resulting from the absolute apathy of those in positions power must change. Enough of all the tall claims – time to walk the talk.
Afridi said the governments have miserably failed to develop the city and enable it to cope up with the unusual bouts of rains. The cricketer expressed fury on the prevailing abysmal condition of infrastructure in the city. He said those who were responsible to build and protect the city have failed in their job to do.
Electrocution, drowning, irreversible damage to property, poisoning, cross contamination, hepatitis, dysentery, typhoid, risk of polio outbreak, not to mention the diseases associated with mosquito infestation like dengue and malaria! How is Karachi not in a state of emergency?? https://t.co/KVBtSM77Rp— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) August 25, 2020
The city has been ignored for ages – Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi added that the city has been ignored since ages- none of the ruling parties ever owned the city. He said he has been watching the city being ruined since his childhood. He went on to say that it is shameful that the younger generation including his children is witnessing the same devastation of the city.
He mentioned the grave issues of Karachi city- improper waste disposal, urban flooding, dilapidated roads, dysfunctional sewage system in his tweets. He added that long power failures during and post-rain exacerbates the woes of the citizen.
Shahid Afridi argued that irrespective of political affiliations all the concerned stakeholders have failed to construct and support the largest revenue-generating city.
The cricketer’s thoughts
The cricketer asserted the governments-local, provincial, and federal have flunked to understand and cope with their administration and management of the city at par with the world’s developed metropolitan cities. Afridi argued that what is the fault of the people who have selected Karachi city to live?
He said people living here are paying full taxes to the government yet they are being treated miserably. He regretted that the administration does not fulfill any of its responsibility. Shahid Afridi argued that who will hold accountable the ones who turned the metropolitan city of Karachi into a garbage city.