‘Fake’ flood relief camp magically appears during Gilani’s Balochistan visit

August 13th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Jaffarabad (Pakistan), Aug 13(ANI): The government of Pakistan’s Balochistan province has been accused of setting up a fake flood-relief camp during Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s visit to Sohbatpur on Thursday.

According to The Daily Times, when helicopters carrying Gilani and his cabinet members landed in Sohbatpur, local officials had showcased the relief camp, consisting of empty tents.

However, locals said that it was the first time that had seen the camp, and claimed that it was not there on Wednesday.

“We have just seen the camp, which local authorities claim is providing medical and relief facilities to us,” the paper quoted a local resident, as saying.

“We were living in misery due to the floods for the last 10 days. But nobody had came to us except for the Pakistan Army personnel,” he added.

The tents are brand new, untouched and without any sign of the rough weather and floodwater.

Over 1,600 people have been killed and 15 million affected as raging floodwaters continue to wreak havoc in the country.

It first struck Balochistan on July 22 before inundating the worst-hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

In addition to causing major human loses, it has destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, washed away crops and livestock. (ANI)

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