ISLAMABAD - Arbab Ghulam Rahim, former chief minister of Sindh, Wednesday filed a petition in the Supreme Court to become party in the suo moto case on Tharparkar drought.
Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani last moth took suo moto on media report about death of more than hundred children due to acute malnutrition and diseases in Tharparkar district.
Arbab Rahim, who is also federal relief coordinator to PM, filed the petition under Order XXXIII Rule 6 of the Supreme Court Rules 1980 for placing documents and ground realities regarding Tharparkar drought. He has prayed to the court to appoint a judicial commission, headed by a judge of Supreme Court, to find out the causes of bad governance, corruption, discrimination and abuse of authority by the Sindh provincial government, which failed to take precautionary steps to save the people in Tharparkar district from drought and famine. The petition filed through Hashmat Ali Habib demanded that judicial commission should fix responsibilities on the officers of the provincial government to take stern actions as per law so that in future this kind of calamity might not cause disaster at a large scale. He said that the provincial government of Sindh due to bad governance corruption was liable to be dismissed and stern action needed to complete the ongoing uplift schemes in the area.