Bero Chandio, a village in Sindh, Pakistan, is one of the oldest villages that date back to the Samma Dynasty. The village gained attention when the British Empire built a railway station there. However, the station has been in its final stages for years, and trains no longer pass through the village. The village is located 11.5 km away from Qambar city, which is known as the center of feudalism of Chandia family. The Chandio caste is the majority in the village, and they are known to be ruthless rulers on the poor.
The village faced significant devastation during the floods that affected Pakistan’s cities and villages. Despite being the hub of the Chandio caste, not a single person came to know the situation of the poor and needy. The UC chairman was asked to open the school for the affected people, and they were shifted there for almost a month. This resulted in creating a mess and also affected the education of students.
The village has ten schools, with one being a high school. After primary school, many people get their higher education from there. However, the village has been without electricity for three years. Poor people are affected by diseases like skin rashes, warts, and acne. The only hospital in the village is nothing but a corrupt institution with rude and anti-poverty staff. The staff sometimes charges poor and needy people who don’t know how the world works. People are entirely dependent on the solar system, which is helpful in the daytime, but for the night, they have to buy solar batteries, which cost more than their income.
The village headman and educated men have tried to contact the higher authorities, but they are ignored. Many senior citizens have also contacted the feudal lords for aid, such as food, grains, clean water, and other basic commodities, but they are given nothing. The government should provide food, clothes, shelter, education, and other basic commodities to the people. However, the education system in Pakistan is outclassed by many African countries.
Councilors, UC chairman’s, or vice chairman’s are busy filling their pockets with money allotted from government funds. Feudal lords are affiliated with political parties in Sindh, which have a history of failed, unstable, corrupt, and dynasty system governments. The provincial government is the biggest traitor to the poor. These feudal lords and MNA are the murderers of many people. For example, Nazim Jokhio was shot dead after he recorded a video of Jam Abdul Karim Bijar hunting the Houbara bustard in Thatta district of Sindh. Shahzeb Khan, the only son of his parents, was shot dead because of a small argument.
The poor should not be commemorated during election times only, but when they are in trouble. The federal government should take measures to stop further injustice. The people of Bero Chandio need basic facilities like electricity, clean water, and healthcare. The government should take immediate action to improve the situation in the village. The people of Bero Chandio deserve justice and basic human rights like any other citizen of Pakistan. It is time for the government to act before it is too late.