The residents of NA-60 are parched. They barely have water to drink and positively don’t have sufficient to wash.
Each month, they run after water tankers, in some instances actually, and attempt to get water of their houses. In actual fact, some kids have really died after being hit by the water tankers they have been chasing.
“It’s simpler for us, however what concerning the poor folks?” requested one resident. She mentioned they’re dwelling like animals and begging tanker house owners for water.
SAMAA Anchor Kiran Naz visited the world the place former inside minister Chaudhry Nisar was elected from to see what residents consider the politicians they elect. Within the 2018 elections, AML chief Sheikh Rasheed and PML-N’s Hanif Abbasi are contesting from the world.
“We have been promised that our water issues could be resolved however it was by no means finished,” mentioned a resident. Nevertheless, he mentioned he would nonetheless vote for the PML-N once more. “The identical faces go to PTI and ask us for votes. Why ought to we vote for any of them?” requested one other.
“If our water points have been resolved then we’d need nothing else,” cried one resident. A bicycle store proprietor, he mentioned twice a month he was compelled to get Rs2,000 water tankers for his store. “Pani do aur vote lo [Give us water and take our votes],” he mentioned.
And it isn’t simply adults who’re operating from pillar to submit to get water. Some kids within the space experience their bicycles to get ingesting water in plastic containers.
“We gained’t vote for anybody,” mentioned an aged resident of the world. Chaudhry Nisar by no means got here to see the constituency after he was elected, she lamented. “We haven’t received any water for our youngsters,” she cried.
There was speak within the space of getting approval for development work at a neighborhood faculty. Nevertheless, within the meantime the college has been left in limbo. It is filled with piles of sand and rocks and its school rooms resemble development websites.
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Abbasi spoke about his get together’s contributions to the world. We established the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology and the Rawalpindi Institute of Urology, he mentioned, including that additionally they launched the Metro.
“We’ll clear up the water downside in days,” he vowed, ignoring questions on his get together’s earlier efficiency within the space.
The PML-N chief mentioned they are going to win in NA-60, NA-61 and NA-62. “I’ve come right here and other people settle for me as a result of my previous is freed from blemishes. My previous speaks for me,” he mentioned.
His opponent is equally positive he’ll win. “I’m not 140 or 150 however 200% positive I’ll win,” mentioned Rasheed. He mentioned he had resolved the training downside by establishing seven universities and medical schools within the space.
“Water is the most important difficulty within the space,” he mentioned, saying that when he was elected he would get 200 million gallons from the Tarbela Dam for the world.