Pakistan

Two more children die in Thar – death toll reaches 127

MITHI: Starvation coupled with several diseases continues to haunt residents of Thar as two more children breathed their last today in the famine-hit region of Sindh, ARY News reported.

The death toll after today’s deaths has risen to 127 in two months.

Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto had constituted a committee last month comprising information adviser Moula Bux Chandio and food minister Nasir Shah to look into the situation in Thar.

The two-member team was also expected to visit the region and submit a report to the PPP chairman.

According to media reports hospitals in Thar are facing a shortage of doctors, while around 215 dispensaries remain non-functional in the remote villages of Thar region.

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