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Four more infants die in drought-hit Thar

MITHI: Four more children died from complications caused by malnutrition and other waterborne diseases in the drought-hit Tharparkar district in the last two days, taking the death toll to 76 this year so far, ARY News reported. Sources at the Civil Hospital, Mithi said the four children, who were brought to the medical facility for medical attention, died over the last two days. Children have become more vulnerable to waterborne diseases and infections owing to lack of facilities in the rain-dependent arid zone of the…

SC sets up commission to monitor govt initiatives in Thar

LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Thursday set up a five-member commission to monitor initiatives being taken by the Sindh government to address the drought-like situation in Tharparkar. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, was hearing a suo motu case related to deaths of 400 children owing to malnutrition and other diseases in the district. The bench expressed satisfaction over the government’s measures with regard to…