Politics Takes Precedence Over Natural Calamities, K-P Spokesperson Says

Politics Takes Precedence Over Natural Calamities, K-P Spokesperson Says
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Spokesperson Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif said on Thursday that politics was ascendant over natural calamities.

Saif made the remarks while speaking to a private news channel. He said the nation was fast moving towards a state ripe for revolution. The K-P government spokesperson said contemporary political developments must not be likened to routine instances.

In such circumstances, he said, natural calamities were routine. These, he claimed, the government was equipped to handle.

On being admonished by journalist Adil Shahzeb who queried if the 'revolution' could be delayed by a few days given the pressing situation confronting the nation, Saif said this would have no bearing on political developments. Politics and natural calamities boast no link.



Pakistan has been facing a pressing challenge in the form of severe floods. Over 900 people have have lost their lives due to floods and heavy rainfall since June. Homes in the tens of thousands have been destroyed. Incessant rain and floods have swept 3,000 kilometres of roads separately. Mobilisation of public resources and urgent media coverage of the devastation caused by ongoing monsoon-related flooding in Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Saraiki Waseb, Chitral, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir has been called for.