Famine engulfs two more lives in Thar, death toll mounts to 38
THARPARKAR (Dunya News) – Famine engulfed two more youths in Thar mounting the death toll to 38 on Friday.
A 12-day old Muharram in Chachru and an infant died in Mithi Civil Hospital today.
On the other hand, Minister of Anti-Corruption Manzoor Hussain Wassan and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah have been served show-cause notices in reference to the Thar report submitted by Wassan.
According to the Bilawal House spokesperson, the chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari gave directives to issue show-cause notices to both the lawmakers and have been asked to submit their written responses within a week.
The report submitted by Wassan clearly states that Sindh government is responsible for the loss of innocent lives in the Tharparkar province. Wassan has further stated that the people have suffered because of the government’s ‘criminal negligence’.
The report says that the Tharparkar emergency centre, the only trauma centre of Diplo and Mithi’s maternity home is not functional.
The report further says that Tharparkar District Coordination Officer (DCO) uses the mobile unit imported from Japan as his air-conditioned car and that the Mithi District Health Officer (DHO) spent Rs 50million to buy furniture and ornamentation of his office.
The report also calls for legal proceedings against various departments including Health Department, Food Department, Livestock Department, Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Treasury Department and Relief Commissioner for not shouldering their responsibilities.