Horrific Dadu fire incident: People slam dire conditions of rescue services in Sindh, question PPP govt
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On Tuesday, eight children and a woman lost their lives in a tragic fire incident in Dadu, Sindh. More than 50 houses have been burned to ashes in the village of Khairpur Nathan Shah, in District Dadu.
According to media reports, the fire broke out in a hut’s kitchen, ruining the surrounding locality. No rescue and relief teams, including the fire brigade, arrived to save the people’s lives from fire and properties.
Locals have claimed that the tragic fire burnt their livestock to death. Nearly 160 livestock is reported to be burnt to death in the fire. The incident coincides with the day when the new cabinet took the oath marking the return of the Pakistan People’s Party to the federal government after 2013. However, the party has been ruling the Sindh since 2008.
People criticizing the PPP government
The incident brings to light the dire condition of the life-saving and rescue services in Sindh. The incident questions the capability of the government to fight off such incidents. The residents have been protesting against the lack of apathy of the government. They have demanded the Sindh Chief Minister take notice of the indifferent attitude of the local administration.
Politicians, Lawyers and social activists condemned the incident.
Horrific incident of a fire in Dadu Sindh in which 9 died. Tragedy could have been averted if fire engines had been available. For decades PPP has "governed" Sindh but basic amenities still not available to ppl. Shameful. A case for immed suo moto by SC?https://t.co/95qpPDKD4o
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) April 20, 2022
کل رات سندھ میہڑ میں دو دیہات کو آگ لگ گئی، 6 بچے جھلس کے مر گئے مگر ایک فائر بریگیڈ تک نہ تھی۔ آخر آئین کیا ہے؟ کیا اس میں صرف #پی_پی_پی کی حکومت کی ضمانت ہے یا عام شہریوں کی زندگی کی ضمانت کے حوالے سے بھی کچھ درج ہے۔ یہ
صلہ ملا میہڑ والوں کو 14 سال آپ کو ووٹ دینے کا؟ pic.twitter.com/AjfklrXR2d
— M. Jibran Nasir 🇵🇸 (@MJibranNasir) April 19, 2022
Heart touching: Eight children, woman perish in #DaduFire tragedy, more than 50 houses reduced to ashes, in village Faiz Muhammad Chandio, Mehar Taluka, Khairpur Nathan, Sindh. pic.twitter.com/5wcxVWJQIx
— Aqsa Kinjhar Leela Jamali (@AqsaLeelaJamali) April 20, 2022
— Shama Junejo (@ShamaJunejo) April 19, 2022
Will the Honourable Supreme Court take SuoMotto of the fire that has burnt 9 children in Dadu?
Will they open the court at 12:00 am tonight to take notice that after 15 yrs of consecutive government, Sindh STILL DOES NOT HAVE FIRE BRIGADES TO SAVE LIVES!
— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) April 20, 2022
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has taken notice of the incident and asked CM Sindh to make to submit a report.
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