PPP leader Manzoor Wassan is receiving flak on social media for comparing his town in Sindh to Venice-Italy’s top tourist destination.
He was sitting in the boat with the local people visiting the flooded area in Kot Digi, near Khairpur of Sindh. A video of Manzoor Wassan comparing it to Venice has gone viral on social media. The video also showed children affected by the flood coming near his boat in the deep water. He said they are distributing relief goods among people. The government is making efforts to drain the water from fields. Wassan said that flood has destroyed a large area of his land and crops.
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The minister is receiving flak on social media for his insensitive comments on flooding in Sindh. Netizens think PPP leaders are trivializing the miseries of flood victims who are struggling to meet their ends despite having their homes and livestock washed away in floods.
Netizens have accused the local leadership of PPP of disrespecting the flood victims. Videos have emerged where PPP MNA Ameer Ali Shah is seen sitting above while flood victims are sitting on the ground. Minister is seen drinking a soft drink while three people get up to keep his soft drink can on the table. Speculations say he also washed his feet with mineral water after walking in water.
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In another video, the husband of Faryal Talpur is seen distributing Rs.50 notes among flood victims. A feudal lord refused to shake hands with the locals, shows a video circulating on social media.
Netizens are condemning the scornful and demeaning attitude of politicians toward the people in their constituencies affected by the flood. In other news, PPP has claimed that Chairman and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto raised Rs. 1.03 trillion in financial aid from United Nations member countries for flood victims in one hour.