Govt fails to provide relief in 4 years : Sherry

Govt fails to provide relief in 4 years : Sherry

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Islamabad, August 21, 2017: Vice President PPPP Senator Sherry Rehman regretted that the government has no intention of giving relief or paying attention to the real issues  of the people of Pakistan, including loadshedding, water security or the entitlement to food. This government has clearly other priorities as it has failed to keep the promises it made in 2013 to light up Pakistan, let alone feed Pakistan ”, she added.

 

The Senator added that, ” it is shocking that  no funds have so far been released for the all-important ‘Energy for All’ and ‘Clean Drinking Water for All’ initiatives . Instead of working towards securing energy, food and water projects, the government has disbursed all the funds earmarked for parliamentarians’ development schemes. It’s priorities are clearly another kind of politics from the kind we need or believe in. It is indeed tragic that we left a wheat secure country in 2013, and that too has been allowed to slide ”.

 

“it is shocking that  no funds have so far been released for the all-important ‘Energy for All’ and ‘Clean Drinking Water for All’ initiatives”

 

Addressing a Senate Motion on Food & Security today, the Senator informed the House that “6 out of 10 citizens in Pakistan are food insecure and almost 50% women and  specifically children under 5 are malnourished. It is also shocking to witness that an estimated 50% of the population is without access to clean drinking water. The Federal government is either unaware of the facts or is criminally negligent !”

 

“6 out of 10 citizens in Pakistan are food insecure and almost 50% women and  specifically children under 5 are malnourished”

 

“Since 2013, the citizens of Pakistan have been deprived of almost every basic necessity, as the government has done nothing but deceived our nation with false  promises,” said Rehman.

 

“It is shocking and shameful that this government after four years of full powers, does not have a consistent and coherent food, water of energy security policy framework, nor does it seem to be bothered by our nation’s slide into mass poverty. If we see the performance of this government since the last 4 years, it has done little or nothing to invest in development projects which directly benefit the poor and the vulnerable.

“It is shocking and shameful that this government after four years of full powers, does not have a consistent and coherent food, water of energy security policy framework, nor does it seem to be bothered by our nation’s slide into mass poverty”

“There is only one conclusion that can be drawn from looking at all this inaction and hierarchy of priorities taken by the government that it has no interest in ensuring our fundamental entitlements. Pakistan deserves better than this,” concluded the Senator.


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