Bilawal warns of quitting ministries 'if promises to flood victims not fulfilled'.

KARACHI -- A key government ally, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has warned the Centre of quitting ministries if the promises made to flood affectees in Sindh about financial assistance are not fulfilled.

He made the remarks while addressing a ceremony after the inauguration of Seed Subsidy programme under BISP for flood-affected farmers in Karachi on Sunday.

'The promises to flood victims are needed to be fulfilled otherwise it will be difficult for us to hold our [federal] ministries,' Bilawal said.

Expressing his severe concerns and regret, the PPP leader said that the promises made to the flood affectees by the federal government could not be fulfilled. The flood-hit community is going through a difficult time amid rising inflation in the country, he added.

The Centre, he further said, should give priority to the flood affectees. "If the federal government or the prime minister [Shehbaz Sharif] made promises, then they need to be fulfilled.

According to the PPP chairman, the ruling party in Sindh would raise the issue in the National Assembly as well as before the prime minister. He also expressed hope that their concerns would be redressed by the federal government.

Terming the first-ever digital census in the country a 'flawed exercise', the foreign minister said that Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had grave concerns over the ongoing census.

'We had objected to the results of the 2018 census,' he...

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