Wattoo bashes Shahbaz’s good governance

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Twenty cases of kidnappings identified by Jamal Laghari explode in the face of the good governance of the Punjab government that does not get tired of boasting as the model provincial government whereas other provincial governments, they believe, are lacking behind in the delivery of services to the people at the grassroots level, said Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo in a statement issued from the Party Secretariat on Saturday. This comparison is untenable in the face of ground realities in other provinces, he added.

He further said that a gruesome incident of women discretion in Chiniot in the recent past after Muzaffargarh had badly damaged the credentials of the provincial government and the people were putting across the piercing questions about its capability to improve law and order situation that had been slipping down from bad to worse unabatedly.

He observed that the handing over of cheques to the family members of the victims publicly and under the full glare of media was not only amounted to playing to the gallery but also undermined the dignity and self-respect of the heirs of victims. Such compensation though necessary should be carried out quietly, he added.

He said that the shocking incidents of suicides, self immolation and strikes had become routine than exception right across the province but the government’s apathy was frustrating and limitless that begs all descriptions.

He maintained that the situation in the Southern Punjab was appalling where dacoits and robbers owned the nights and the government and its law enforcement agencies had seemingly lost the will to confront the miscreants who had made life miserable of all and sundry.

Manzoor Wattoo pointed out that the sizeable number of police officials were attached to the VVIPs providing them security at the expense of the common people who found them in a state of utter helplessness and the pall of gloom hanging over their head continued to thickening with every passing day.

He suggested to the mandarins to take stock of the situation and formulate a strategy focused to provide relief to the common people who should be at the receiving end instead of the elite who had already enough of  pound of flesh.