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Drought in Tharparkar: CJ SHC takes notice of children’s death

KARACHI: Chief Justice Sindh High Court (SHC) Justice Maqbool Baqar has taken notice of the deaths of children due to drought in Tharparkar, Geo News reported.


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Taking notice, the chief justice has sought reply from Chief Secretary, Secretary Food and Disaster Management till March 14.

Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) had apprised the chief justice over the deaths due to drought in Tharparkar.

Justice Maqbool Baqar has directed the government to apprise the court what steps it had taken to redress the menace.

It may be noted here that the people of Tharparkar, including children, continued to suffer from severe shortage of food

In the wake of drought in Tharparkar, the Sindh government had declared the district of dry lands as calamity-stricken.

Low amount of rains in the past two years in this part of the province has caused severe drought in the region.

Many poor and under-nourished children are dying of a wide variety of diseases. A total of 121 kids brought to a public hospital in Mithi have so far lost their lives