KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh central vice president and parliamentary party leader in Sindh assembly Haleem Adil has regretted that the Pakistan Peoples Party leaders in Sindh are busy in political point scoring even from the Ehsaas cash emergency program of Prime Minister.
Haleem Adil clarified that 12 million families would get an emergency cash assistance of Rs 144 billion from the Ehsaas cash emergency program of PM.
He said “This program is above any sort of politics and being provided as financial assistance through banks, on the basis of information gotten through SMS messages, provided by the people living beneath the poverty line.”
He said PTI leaders and representatives have not used this program for any political purpose. He regretted that “Only in Sindh province, the PPP leaders are trying to do politics even on this program”.
He said “In some districts of Sindh, deputy commissioners and PPP leaders are dubbing the Ehsaas cash emergency program as the Benazir income support program, which is not true, adding that if the PPP leaders need a political mileage they should distribute money amongst the poor from their own pocket”.
Haleem Adil said Rs 144 billion cash emergency assistance is being given to the poor families on the order of the Prime Minister. He asked the PPP leaders not to use their party flags for this program.
He regretted that the Sindh government that had announced to provide ration to 2 million families after lockdown while now they have failed to fulfill its promise.
He said due to this failure, many PPP leaders had hidden inside their homes and now when the Ehsass cash funds are being distributed among the poor people, these PPP leaders have emerged from their hideouts for photo sessions.