KARACHI - The diversion of floodwaters by the landlords to save their lands was the main reason of devastations and displacement of the people in 2010, 2011 and this year’s torrential rains and floodwaters, instead of natural calamities. These views were expressed by participants of meeting organised by Peoples Accountability Commission on Floods discusses post flood issues supported by Participatory Development Initiatives (PDI) and Oxfam Novib held at local hotel here on other day.A large number of civil society people from various NGOs, human rights activists, journalists, intellectuals participated in the meeting. They discussed various issues and challenges faced by vulnerable riverine flood and rain flooding victims in Sindh and Balochistan districts food, shelter, health, education, protection, livestock and Agriculture and in sectors issues came under discussion in the meeting after flood devastation in their respective areas. Punhial Saryo Sindh Harri Sangat chairman said that people in Sindh had suffered not because of natural calamities but it was manmade destruction and state itself was involved in suffering of people of Sindh.He said that it was strange that in sub-continent history large numbers of people migrated due to poor and ill planning of Sindh government sitting rulers and feudal class in 2010 super mega flood but none of sitting ruling coalition government took responsibility of criminal negligence of policy makers and still large numbers of flood victims not properly rehabilitated by Government and they are living their lives without shelters.“The prime object of state decisions makers to cuts Thori Bund was to only save their land properties and flood water could be diverted to desert area but to save their petty interests they decided to cut Thori Bund and result of it only poor people of Sindh suffered heavily,” he said.He added that during recent torrential rains hit in border districts of Sindh powerful minister hailing from Shahdadkot to save their land made artificial cuts and made protection embankments which were caused devastation in Sindh border districts and still heavy populated villages are under flash water flood and no one is taking serious efforts to rescue vulnerable rain victims of Sindh and Balochistan recent rain affected victims.He added that sitting rulers are only making tall claims regarding rehabilitation of rain victims and still rain water is inundated in Jacobabad, Kamber Shahdadkot and Balochistan rain affected districts in Jafarabad and Naseerabad.Ashothama Human Rights activist of HRCP, said that it was prime responsibility of state to protect lives and properties of water flood and rain flood victims but there is huge gap between state policies and its implementation to provide adequate protection, health, education and livelihoods facilities to natural disaster victims people.He added that there was an urgent need of lobbying among lawmakers and government officials that they could implement laws in letter and spirit to save lives of people.He added that people of Sindh suffered because of encroachments on natural water way courses by influential persons and no viable policy made by Sindh government to eliminate encroachments from natural water courses. Prof Ismail Khunbar said that majority of rural population in Sindh depend on agriculture sector and due to riverine flood and rain flooding Sindh agriculture is badly suffered and from state policies only big land holdings feudal lords benefited from their announced agriculture packages but still small and middle land owners are deprived from state announced agriculture rehabilitation packages.He cited example that in Badin district ruling government bigwig distributed buffaloes among their coteries and not among poor rain victims farmers and still poor farmers are living miserable lives in their rain affected areas. Advocate Sobia Talupr said that poor vulnerable water flood and rain flood women worst suffered and many sexual harassment cases were reported and government has failed to protect lives of women in camps. She added that people of Sindh suffered not because of natural disaster but poor decision making and poor governance and government could not take appropriate measures to save women lives and provide them shelter facilitates after riverine and rain flood devastation .Liquat Mirani said that due to continuous natural disasters and poor policies of sitting government Sindh education sector is totally collapsed and Still thousands of thousands students  have deprived to resume their education after rain flooding and Sindh Education department is paying only lip services . They adopted various resolutions in the meeting in which demanded that government should make viable water management policy and transparency should be assured in repairing of bunds and embankments. Dysfunctional drainage system should be restored in riverine flood and in rain affected districts and encroachments from natural water ways should be removed.Those who were involved in manmade disaster cutting canals embankments to protect their land and properties should be dealt with iron hands and should ensure that rain water should be drained out from rain affected districts of Sindh and Balochistan .Saleem Abbasi from Peoples Accountability Commission on Floods (PACF), PDI Director Sikander Brohi, Mehran Mallah, Asghar Leghari, Javed Soz Hallai, Iftakhiar Abbasi, Qamar-U-dian and other spoke in the meeting.