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Thar Case: CJP describes deplorable conditions in desert region

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday heard the case regarding children's deaths in desert region of Thar, ARY News reported. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case. The chief justice in his remarks on Wednesday's visit of Thar said that when he visited Mithi the people were arranged on beds, when we left the place, the camp was removed and all things were removed and transported from the place. " The nurses and other staff was brought for a few days (from some…

Chief Justice inaugurates building of SC Quetta registry

QUETTA: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday inaugurated the building of the Supreme Court's registry in Quetta, ARY News reported. Speaking on the ceremony, the top judge urged the lawyers body that only construction of such buildings is not enough, ensuring the provision of justice is prime to the judiciary. Expressing hopes that the new building will play its due role in delivering speedy justice to people, the chief justice also congratulated those "who made an effort to complete this…

UN delegation to visit drought-hit Thar tomorrow

THAR: A United Nations (UN) delegation will visit drought-hit Thar on Wednesday to mitigate the sufferings of local people.  According to the details, the UN delegation headed by its undersecretary will arrive in Pakistan today (Tuesday) to extend  the sphere of social welfare activities in the draught-hit Thar. Sources said that the UN in collaboration with Women Development Department Sindh will launch special program for mother and neonatal in Thar. The UN will also introduce a program against child marriages and for…

Two more infants die in Thar’s Mithi Civil Hospital

THARPARKAR: Two more infants died at Civil hospital Mithi, in Sindh's drought-hit district of Tharparkar on Friday,  due to the health problems caused by chronic malnutrition prevailing in the region for a long time,  said the sources within the hospital. Thar’s situation fails to improve despite relief measures by the provincial government of Sindh to address food shortage in the desert region. With the death of two more toddlers in Tharparkar, the number of total fatalities this year has reached to 560 so far. The…

Sindh govt to dispatch Rs 50mn animal fodder to Thar

MITHI: The Sindh government has decided to dispatch fodder for animals in Tharparkar as part of measures to tackle severe drought, ARY News reported. In the first phase, the government will send fodder worth Rs 50 million to the drought-hit area of the province. The allocation of amount for the next phase will be decided by the government afterwards. Reports had surfaced a few months ago that dozens of goats, sheep, cows and camels died in drought-stricken Achro, Thar and there are reports about death of a large number…

Three more infants succumb to malnutrition in Thar

THARPARKAR: Infants continue to succumb to malnutrition in Sindh's drought affected district of Tharparkar, as three more toddlers fall prey at Mithi's medical facility to this chronic disease on Friday (today). The recent fatalities rise the number of death toll to 540 during last four months of the current year in the area. Thar's situation fails to improve despite relief measures by the PPP government in Sindh to address food shortage in the region. Earlier this week, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the Chairman of PPP…

Three more infants fall prey to chronic malnutrition in Thar

MITHI: Chronic malnutrition continues to take lives in drought-stricken district of Thar, as recent death of three more infants rises the number of fatalities up to 536 during this year so far. Situation in Thar despite relief measures by Sindh government to address food shortage in the region, fails to improve, as three more infants died in Mithi's civil hospital. Chairman Sindh's ruling Pakistan People's Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has stressed the need to address malnutrition in the area. This he stated while…

Minister seeks report on alleged suicides of women in Thar

KARACHI: Sindh Government has sought report about alleged suicide incidents of women being reported in drought-stricken district of Thar from the concerned authorities on Monday. Sindh's Minister for Women Development, Shehla Raza taking notice of the news related to women committing suicides in Thar, ordered SSP Tharparkar to submit detailed report into the incidents, being reported from the area. The minister has decided to visit Tharparkar by herself to see the on-ground situation and the root cause behind alleged…

CJP calls for substantial steps to improve situation in Thar

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar urged for substantial steps to  improve miserable situation in drought-hit-region of Thar, while hearing the case pertaining to malnutrition in the desert district of Sindh, at Supreme Court's Karachi Registry. The apex court bench headed by CJP, Mian Saqib Nisar was informed by advocate General Sindh that distribution of wheat is ongoing, adding that, special nutrition package is also being dispensed in region to address shortage of protein. Sindh government…

Sindh govt to dispense grocery bags in Thar to fight malnutrition

KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to dispense grocery bags among the people of drought-hit region of Thar to address chronic malnutrition, which is claiming lives of infants in the area. According to the food support program of the provincial government as many as 50,000 families will be provided grocery bags in the desert region from next week. "Deserving families were identified with the help of NADRA and the pilot food support program to last for three months.", said information adviser of Sindh, Barrister…