By: Waqas Arain
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and Water resources minister Faisal Vawda was criticized badly by social media users when a Red carpet roll and extravagant protocol of more than 50 motorcades went viral on internet last night.
WATCH : 50 plus vehicles in Protocol of governor Sindh Imran Ismail during his visit to Thar…https://t.co/HF0KpiJfZI#SindhPost #SindhPostOnline #Thar #GovernorSindh #ImranIsmail #Protocol #PTI @PTIofficial @pmln_org #PMLN #PPP #PMImranKhan @ImranIsmailPTI pic.twitter.com/oRYoPLmVlW
Sindh post (@Sindhpostonline) October 18, 2018
In a picture making rounds of social media it can be seen that red carpet was rolled for Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Minister Faisal Vawda as they reached Tharparkar on Wednesday for a first visit to the Thar coal-fired power projects.
All shops in the area were also shut down by security officials ahead of the governors visit.
See how people reacted on Twitter over viceroy style of Sindh governor.
“Governor Sindh toured Thar in “Viceroy” style … 52 Vehicles including 18 Police Mobiles. Alike curfew, Roads, Markets Hospitals accesses denied to public in Thar.”
Governor @ImranIsmailPTI toured Thar in “Viceroy” style … 52 Vehicles including 18 Police Mobiles. Alike curfew, Roads, Markets Hospitals accesses denied to public in Thar. #DenielToChangepic.twitter.com/qzrkFqwAIT
Sleeping Angel #PTIVF (@spall_ifti) October 18, 2018
Governor @ImranIsmailPTI reaches Thar in “Viceroy” style in protocol of 52 Vehicles including 18 Police Mobiles. Roads, Markets & Hospitals closed for public in Thar. #KeepTheChange pic.twitter.com/VmESjV4aGM
Majid Agha (@Majid_Agha) October 17, 2018
Disappointed To See Imran Ismail Like This pic.twitter.com/swvVupybLU
YKShiNWari (@ShiNWaRiYK) October 17, 2018
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and Minister Faisal Vawda went for hunting to Thar in VIP protocol of 58 cars. Cost to taxpayers for 2 days visit with 110 policemen, 58 cars, a helicopter flying over, 2 ambulances and hunting arrangements stands at 9 million Rupees. Naya Pakistan! pic.twitter.com/tChgVpyQWP
Sidrah Memon (@SidrahMemon1) October 18, 2018
This is Imran Ismail, Governor of Sindh, inspecting a school in Thar. Did you get what I said..? I said Thar (a place where children die from hunger). And have a look at his protocol & walking style on carpet. This is Madina Ki Riyasat.#democracy pic.twitter.com/VyzN2DYA5b
Iftikhar Khattak 🇵🇰 (@IAmIftikharKtk) October 18, 2018
People were of the view that they didn’t voted PTI to see this embarrassment.
One social media user wrote that “This is beyond disgusting. People of Thar are suffering and dying but Imran Ismail needs a carpet to walk on. Absolutely disgusting. This is not what we campaigned for. This is not why I support Imran Khan”.
This is beyond disgusting. People of Thar are suffering and dying but Imran Ismail needs a carpet to walk on. Absolutely disgusting. This is not what we campaigned for. This is not why I support Imran Khan. pic.twitter.com/cbUOsLLm7L
Muhammad Atif Qamar (@atifqamar) October 18, 2018
Earlier,Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Health Minister to visit Thar region in Sindh to provide immediate medical relief to the locals suffering from various deceases.
It must be noted that people of Thar are facing perhaps the worst-ever water crisis in their villages in the wake of a severe drought.
Federal government recently gifted 40 ton wheat to Afghanistan as a gesture of goodwill. On the other hand not a single ton of wheat was announced for Tharparkar. Is Tharparkar not a part of Pakistan?
Crops and livestock have perished. Waterborne diseases, viral infections, and malnutrition have led to the death of nearly 480 infants this year alone.
Every year 1,500 children die due to malnutrition, infections and lack of proper medical facilities in the remote region says health department Sindh.
A report released by the United Nations Children Fund in April stated that Pakistan is among countries with the highest infant mortality rates, with 22 infants dying before turning one month old.