Thar continues to remain in the news for deeply disturbing reasons: little children dying from hunger-related diseases; persistent drought conditions; shortage of drinking water; and the provincial government’s callous attitude towards human suffering.
A team of National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) and Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (Piler) recently went on a fact-finding mission to Thar to tell the same sordid story.
While talking to journalists at the Thar Press Club the team members said the Sindh government was not making any serious effort to mitigate human suffering in the area, and that medical facilities are grossly inadequate whilst about 250 children have died from malnutrition.
Because of lack of water and fodder for the cattle for the last four years, many families have migrated to the barrage areas.
Source: Business Recorder