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SHC takes notice of deaths in drought-stricken Tharparkar

KARACHI: Chief Justice Sindh High Court Maqbool Baqar has taken notice of famine-like situation in Tharparkar and deaths of several children in its wake, ARY News reported on Friday.

Sindh High Court Bar Association and lawyers belonging to Tharparkar had written a letter to CJ SHC, describing him a alarming situation in Thar and urging him to take notice of drought in the district.

The chief justice turned the application into constitutional petition and sought answers of chief secretary Sindh, secretary Livestock, secretary Foods and other officials concerned on March 14.

Sindh government has declared Tharparkar a calamity-hit area but it is yet to take any concrete steps to provide relief to the people of drought hit region. 

Many Thari families were moving to barrage areas, along with their cattles from Diplo, Chhachhro, Islamkot and Nagarparkar, reports said.

Over three dozen children have so far died in drought-hit Tharparkar.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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