Karachi – Sindh: At least 16 women and children have been killed in a sudden rush to get free flour in Karachi, Sindh officials say. Many more got injured in the crush, reports say. The flour was being handed out in a poor, congested neighbourhood as a part of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Some of the victims suffocated in the sudden rush officials said. “The incident happened because the distribution was taking place in a very confined area without any precautions,” Karachi police chief Waseem Ahmed told reporters. He said the man distributing the free flour had been detained because he had not given police prior notice”.
Deteriorating Sindh: PPP regime and our role
by: Zulfiqar Halepoto, Hyderabad, Sindh
I am writing these lines with great disappointment and anger on the state of affairs in Sindh in all sectors of governance and the conduct of present regime and especially the performance of PPP.
I have visited 18 districts of Sindh for a district level consultation to hear the voices of the people on six issues education, health, food (agriculture, water and environment), housing, and natural resource management). This is an initiative of an international NGO.
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