Published On: Wed, Mar 26th, 2014
Published in Category: District News

Drought-hit Thar: CM sees hope despite increase in children deaths

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THARPARKAR: The Chief Minister, Sindh, Qaim Ali Shah has said that the famine in Thar will not prolong as the situation in the area is moving towards betterment.

The veteran Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader claimed that opposition is trying to weaken the provincial government by projecting the Thar famine issue.

On the other hand, two more children died of malnutrition at a hospital in Mithi, bringing the famine-hit death toll to 198 in three months.

According to media reports, two children died at the Mithi hospital on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said that federal government was yet to release the aid it announced during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs’ visit to Thar.

The federal government made tall claims about provision of aid, but nothing was done practically.

“We have not received a single penny from the centre for the drought-hit people of Thar,” he said.

There was a natural calamity in Thar, he said, adding that the Sindh government was not holding anyone responsible.}