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Thar suffers, no distribution of wheat yet

MITHI: The death casting its menacing shadow over Thar desert as distribution of wheat could not be started in the drought-hit region despite the tall claims of the government, ARY News reported on Saturday. 

The authorities had ordered a probe into the death of 41 children who reportedly died of pneumonia and malnutrition in the desert district.

The reports from the region claims more deaths in the area due to the lack of food than the claims made by the provincial government officials. 

The relief activities on the government's side yet to take off, the people waiting for the new postings after suspension of the deputy commissioner, medical superintendent of the civil hospital and deputy director live stock.

The military as per its tradition has moved its contingents to extend relieving hand to the hunger-hit countrymen, as relief teams from Hyderabad Cantonment have reached the region having borders with India.

According to a statement of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the military, the army teams carrying edibles and medicines to the desert area. 

Moreover, Rangers have also established three relief camps in border town of Nagarparkar and Deeplo.

Moreover, Behria Town's Malik Riaz has announced Rs 200 million aid for the people of the drought-hit region. 

On the instructions of Altaf Hussain Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has sent two trucks of relief goods to Tharparkar.   

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