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 other place),” the CJP remarked.
“The X-ray maching has been out of order for last eight years. Operation theatre exists but medicines and surgeons are unavailable,” the chief justice further said.
” The water I drink at the RO Plant caused unease to me for the entire day. The chief minister didn’t drink from (the plant)”.
The CJP said that he was surprized to see the housing project. “Houses are being given to people on Rs. five million, while the land has not costs, he said.
“I visited a school in the area, but there was no school staff neither the drinking water,” the top judge said.
“I was ashamed to see absence of a washroom in a girls school,” the chief justice commented.
The bench, later adjourned the hearing till Dec. 27.
The apex court hearing a case regarding the deaths of children in Thar due to undernourishment and the related diseases.
According to reports among the deaths half of the children die within one month of their birth.