KARACHI / ISLAMABAD / HYDERABAD: As Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took serious notice of the appalling number of child deaths in Tharparkar, Sindh, one more infant died on Friday, taking the toll to 122 in three months.
The five-month-old Farzana, who was brought from Thar to Civil Hospital, Hyderabad, suffered from pneumonia and appeared malnourished, said Dr Akram Shaikh.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Army troops from Hyderabad Garrison left for the drought-affected areas on the directives of the prime minister. The contingents, carrying immediate relief goods and rations, are also taking lady doctors, paramedical staff and medicines with them.
Continue reading SINDH – Drought in Tharparkar: Another child dies as govt springs into action
The following is the latest’s article by Naseer Memon on the water shortage in Sindh. Here is a summary of article in English.
Written by: Naseer Memon, Hyderabad, Sindh
Translation by: Khalid Hashmani, McLean, Virginia, USA
Courtesy: Sindhi Daily Kawish, July 01, 2009
Sindh is receiving only 40% of its due share from the Indus river. On one hand Sindh is suffering immense loss in the agriculture sector and yet the act of filling Tarbela dam proceeds at the full speed. WAPDA, as the custodian of river waters is playing and arbitrarily decides which province gets how much share.
Continue reading Sindh is not getting it`s due share in spite of various water accords and agreements