Pakistan: Student Becomes Sindh CM Tour Guide in ‘Tent City’ for Flood Victims

In Umerkot, he visited the “tent city” where more than 2,000 tents shelter the victims.

The student had a very friendly interaction with the CM as both of them laughed and continued their banter throughout the visit. The CM told his young guide that after meeting him, he was nostalgic for his own school days.

The CM thanked the Australian non-governmental organization for providing tents to flood victims in Umerkot.

He said the tent city had provided shelter for 8,000 to 10,000 victims belonging to Umerkot, Thar, Badin, Sanghar, Mirpurkas and nearby calamity affected areas.

The day before, while visiting the disaster areas of Thatta district, the CM notably got out of his vehicle after seeing students playing near the road.

He interacted with the students and asked them to take him to their school. Shah inspected the school’s classrooms, sat with the students and listened to their rhymes.

The students complained to the CM that their school had no electricity. Shah ordered the installation of solar panels to light the school.

He promised the students that he would visit their school again.

While in Matiari, he visited a makeshift Madrasa (religious seminary) in a tent where he interacted with students learning the Holy Quran. The CM appreciated their teacher for using a tent to teach Quran to homeless families.

During his visits, he also took the mobile phone number of a flood victim in each of the temporary shelters so that he could personally interact with them later to find out about relief and rehabilitation activities.