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Civilian-Military Leadership Concerned Over Delay In Relief Efforts In Sindh

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Sindh government’s relief efforts for those affected by the lockdown in the province have been termed unsatisfactory during a high level meeting attended by civil and military leadership. The meeting was attended by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and military leadership including Karachi Corps Commander and DG Sindh Rangers, according to a report in Express Tribune.
According to the reports, the meeting noted that the government was disengaged from the relief work and whatever steps are being taken to help the affectees have been initiated by philanthropists. The government was urged to address the concerns and ensure that the affectees are not left in the lurch. It was also noted that if the relief activities are delayed, it may give rise to resentment among masses which would ultimately lead to civil unrest in the province.
The newspaper further reported that after concerns were expressed in the meeting, the Sindh government would begin its drive to distribute goods among the affectees of the lockdown in ‘a day or so’.
On March 23, the Sindh government announced imposition of a lockdown for two weeks in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus in the province.

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