KARACHI, October 22: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party urged the Federal and Balochistan governments to take urgent steps to remove sense of deprivation in the province and provide basic needs to its people.
Chairman PPP was talking to Ijaz Baloch, PPP ticket-holder from Gwadar who called on him at Bilawal House today.
Ijaz Baloch informed him that people of Gwadar are facing a severe drinking water crisis since three months and authorities remain unmoved despite strong protests and demonstrations by the local people. He pointed out that Sui Gas Plants have been installed in Gwadar but the gas is provided to only few selected localities while the poor and traditional fishermen communities are deprived of gas.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that such injustices and discrimination in the provision of civic amenities in Gwadar were intolerable and his Party won’t remain silent on such acts. He said that Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto order construction of Akra Kaur Dam near Gwadar in 1988 and completed them same in her second tenure in 1995 to provide water facility to the people of Gwadar.
PPP Chairman stressed upon the Federal and Balochistan government to pay heed to the water shortage in Gwadar to avoid any human tragedy there adding that following 18th Amendment, the local people are made owners of their resources.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also assured Ijaz Baloch that he would meet the PPP workers from Balochistan and look into its organization.