Whilst writing the article, I have been asking to myself that would
people understand what we want to say or put our writings in the box of
blames because to tell truth becomes very hard, none is ready to listen
If you go and share single news, people will reject it. And without
investigation, they used to say that this news is fabricated. So, they
never accept realities.
We understand that gig of power politics has no place for common people;
moreover, power politics is itself worst exploitation. Unfortunate, in
Pakistan power politics runs in the name of save-the-country.
Poor people are being treated as like animals, first people had hopes
for their better living style but all hopes were dashed on 27th December
2007 when Ms. Benazir Bhutto, was assassinated and politics turned into
Nowadays, common people are hopeless. We know that Shaheed Benazir
Bhutto was unable to do the best for people during her short tenure, but
at least she never dashed hopes of the people.
If you want to see hopeless eyes, go and peep into poorest homes where
people are breathing without saying single word and no one complaining
anything, it seems; they are looking for nothing.
When nations reach this stage where only sorrows are walking everywhere
then be assured that majority of sorrows are gifted from the
Hence, our country is going through fifth season of Election, all
politicians are promising that they will change living style of common
people. Big promises in short time of Elections. Promises those cannot
be filled out in power politics.
In Sindh, the situation of politics is not changed. Same faces with oldest script for the broken-people of Sindh.
Ministers of the PPP are returning to their homes as they have completed
their tour of Power Politics. People gave them vote because they lost
their beloved leader Benazir Bhutto. Poor people sent them with heavy
mandate in the parliament, with hopes that they may remove the
dark-shadow of dictator Musharraf.
What did PPP do for people? I am confident that ministers of PPP who
walked in power they never accept their mistakes and will start to count
historical record of development but the people of Sindh are strangely
looking at PPP and asking that for which Sindh, PPP has done work?
Development work doesn’t seem in Sindh.
Former CM Qaim Ali Shah said in his speech on 12 March, 2013 that “Sindh
Government had provided 165,000 jobs to the people on merit. Benazir
Youth Development Program (BBSYDP) we have provided technical training
to140,000 youth and of these more than 30% have been able to get
employment. Sindh Government further added, over 100,000 women have been
given interest-free micro credit. Even, 7000 houses of flood affected
The 2010 floods dislocated over 7 million people in Sindh and in 2011;
an unprecedented rainfall affected 9.2 million people. Government
provided relief; recovery and provided Rs. 41 billion on account of
Relief, and Watan Cards during 2010 and 2011 disasters, reported on 12,
The overall budget of Education was increased from Rs. 80 billion in
2007-08 to Rs. 111 billion in current year, said Qaim Ali Shah. More
than 4 million children receive free textbooks every year and over
400,000 girl students receive fellowship allowance annually. On Health,
Sindh Government budget has been increased by 400% from Rs. 5.2 billion
in 2007-08 and grown to Rs. 22 billion in 2012-13, as reported.”
This above paragraph has taken from former CM Qaim Ali Shah’s speech,
while reading his speech for a while we all can put our hands on hearts
and would be able to say, PPP has done lot of work and has done
historical development work which cannot be seen as it may historical
work and it has some specialty which will not be seen through common
people’s eyes? Wait... don’t be a fool…! Ground realities are totally
different than speech of Mr. Shah.
Sindh has faced two big flood-rain disasters if now PPP members had
time, must visit those areas where flood and rain damaged half of Sindh.
Infrastructure isn’t built, from schools to hospitals--all buildings
washed away in water of flood and rain. Mr. Shah was coding Watan Card
in fact it was Coffin card, how many real victims have received? Instead
of poor people should have received, cards were distributed among
favourite’s people, yes long queue of the poor people which received
sticks of policemen and promises by officers that you can come tomorrow
and get Watan Card.
Can Ex-Sindh government showed good infrastructure on the ground, except
on papers? People never accepted from dictator Musharraf because they
know well that dictators can destroy the country but PPP was voted by
people in the love of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. What did PPP do with
No doubt, PPP has completed five years tenure and they are saying that
it happened because of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s policy of
reconciliation, her policy was in the favour of the poor people and
ruling party PPP adopted policy of pacification to its coalitions
partners, especially in Sindh PPP was pacifying MQM even they did not
care about common people. If policy of reconciliation was adopted in
favour of the people, perhaps they may have gotten sympathies from the
people but they didn’t do anything for the people.
While, it seemed that Sindh government was run by another person. Today
PPP ministers never agreed on this fact but reality is they violated
real spirit of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s philosophy of reconciliation. In
five years, the PPP was trying to save Power, not power of people
though Benazir Bhutto always tried to save power of people because she
knew consciousness of history and the people. If she threw out from the
government, the people’s strength would save her that is reason still
she is alive in the hearts of public.
So far, the PPP government, while completing its power, has lessened
people’s strength. Common people didn’t ask that the PPP government must
have made golden houses for them; at least the government should have
helped them to show sympathies.
During flood-rain disasters, none visited people who were dying.
Sometimes sympathies, can work but the PPP government was too busy in
major development works, instead of visiting the poor people and showing
Still, I have remembered one “lady who lost her home and sitting alone
in flood affectees’ camp, she was saying that I didn’t blame anyone,
that water has snatched my home and killed my children. Why do I ask to
government? They are big people and never come to us. We had only
Benazir Bhutto, if she was alive, she would have come to us. Now she
left us alone, and then she was silently weeping and kept silent.”
Sindh Government has failed to deliver to the people. Sindh government
even could not save children who died due to measles virus. If Sindh
government claimed for health facilities, why didn’t save lives of
children who died of measles virus? Then, what about 15,000 schools are
closed, as reported.
People have no health facilities, no education and no shelter. Surly,
Sindh government has done work on papers but in Sindh where common
people are living, they wanted to know that for which Sindh, PPP has
done work. Just go by feet and visit to people’s homes then anyone can
know that the poor people has received, nothing.
If PPP goes to Sindhi People, will they have any thing where can gain
trust? Maybe, Mr. Shah and his invisible real decision-makers, during
his government; still think that they have done work for Sindh but in
which Sindh common people are living, have not seen any work. We don’t
know at least what type of work Sindh government has done which is not
seen by common people.
If former ministers of PPP start election campaign must show that Sindh,
where they have done work. Bilawal Bhutto should go on foot and see the
condition of Sindh where people has received nothing only then he can
realize that on the paper development has been done and on the ground is
worst condition of common people. Possibly, Mr. Bilawal Bhutto may ask
that for which Sindh, You (PPP ministers) have done work?
Originally Published in TheFrontierPost What has PPP done for Sindh?