Sindh, NDMA term PTI’s propaganda of misappropriation of flood aid wrong

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The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Sindh Government Monday blamed the PTI for spreading a propaganda campaign on social media over misappropriating relief goods for flood survivors.

The government’s rebuttal came after pictures surfaced on social media, purportedly showing bags of flour, with “UK aid” printed on it, donated by the UK being sold in the market. Several Twitterati claimed that the bags were part of the aid Pakistan received from the UK and were being sold in the stores of Karachi.

But soon after the images were shared on social media, the Sindh government and the NDMA rubbished the claims, saying the photos were old and originally belonged to India. The officials said that government did not receive any flour aid from the UK for flood victims.

The posts on social media selling bags of flour containing a UK tag have nothing to do with reality. Sindh government also termed this campaign as political propaganda. The officials said that this campaign is an attempt to divert attention from relief operations and defame the relief efforts of the government.

They urged the federal government to act against the social media users involved in the campaign targeting the relief works. “This is a conspiracy against flood victims and poor children. It is pertinent to mention that no PTI leader or official account had shared the picture in question.

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