KARACHI - The Sindh government has announced to increase the financial aid from Rs50 million to Rs100 million for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan.

Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah while winding up the budget discussion in Sindh Assembly had announced Rs50 million with accepting the IDPs in the province on temporary basis. But after the directives of the party’s leadership, the CM increased the financial aid to Rs100 million with an objective to help the IDPs in better way.

It may be noted that the Sindh government had earlier decided not to accept the IDPs, who are facing hardships because of the ongoing Zarb-e-Azab operation, with a fear of influx of terrorists in disguise of IDPs.

The Sindh is the major victim of the population influx from all over the country especially the KPK and Fata. They have set up their colonies not only in Karachi but in every district of the province.

Due to the pressure of federal government, the Sindh government changed its stance and announced accepting and allowing the influx of IDPs in the Sindh.

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto declared that the IDPs are our heroes who are undergoing untold sufferings and miseries in the nation’s drive against militants and they must not be left alone in their hour of need. It is the time that all the political parties should be united and stand with the armed forces of Pakistan for stability and protection of the country.

Meanwhile, the nationalist parties of Sindh have condemned the Sindh government for allowing the IDPs in the province which is already a victim of the population influx from all parts of the country.

The nationalist parties including Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM), Sindh Taraqqi Passand Party, Qaumi Awami Tehreek (QAT), Sindh United Party (SUP), Jeay Sindh Mahaz and other groups have already announced protest against the IDPs’ influx in the Sindh province.

JSQM workers staged sit-in on the National Highway, stopping the transport coming from Balochistan and Punjab. Other parties were holding protest demonstration in all the major cities and towns in the province.