Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President Punjab PPP, accompanied by Secretary General Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, Presidetnt PPP Lahore Smaina Khalid Gurkhi,Aziz-ur- Rehman Chann, Dewan Mohyuddin,Aurungzeb Burki, Abid Siddique and Rana Asher, went to Chah Miran, Misri Shah ,today to condole the death of six family members who died due to the collapse of the roof as a result of heavy rain in Lahore.
The PPP President Punjab and the office bearers extended their deep condolences over the loss of precious life and prayed to Allha for the eternal peace to the departed souls and fortitude to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
PPP President also extended financial help to the family that may help to a degree for its rehabilitation.
While talking to media present there Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that the Punjab Chief Minister instead of availing the photo op while standing in the rain water wearing Wellington shoes should take pre-emptive measures for the earliest disposal of the heavy rain waters, the root cause of woes for the poor.
He regretted that each time after the heavy rain the Chief Minister Punjab repeat the platitude with no follow up action to mitigate the miseries of the poor people living in the densely populated areas of the metropolis.
He further said that the Chief Minister would always order the punitive action against the poor WASA employees to use them as the smoke screen to hide his inaptness and negligence. His micro management is limitless, he added.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo observed that the track record of such heavy rains would reveal the same utterances of the Chief Minister with tall promises but no policy till the tragedy strikes again. This is unforgiving and tantamount to rude joke to the poor, he added.
Mian Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo suggested that the government should figure out a mechanism assigned to carry out the evolution of each household in the poor localities with a view to revamp the structures to minimize the damages to life and property.
The government should carry out the necessary repair of the houses at government’s expense those are declared dangerous for residential purposes.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo pointed out that the victim family expressed their disgust over the performance of the RESCUE1122 that never reached the site and the people of the locality helped them in the difficult times.
The victim family members were of the firm view if the RESCUE 1122 had arrived in time the loss of lives would have been minimum.