MITHI- Relief teams of Pakistan Army have reached Mithi and Tharparkar to help the drought affected population.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) the army teams are helping the people getting medical treatment and food. A field hospital has been established to provide healthcare to the malnourished and sick. General Officer Commanding Hyderabad Garrison Major General Inam is in the area to oversee the ongoing relief efforts.
People in Tharparkar, the desert area of Sindh, are facing famine-like situation in most of the areas where at least 32 malnourished children are reported to have died owing to food shortage. At least 193 children have died in Thar over the past three months.
Following the notice taken by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Justice of Pakistan, the Sindh government admitted to their negligence. Nawaz Sharif took serious notice of the deaths of children in Thar, Sindh. The Prime Minister directed National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to immediately get in touch with authorities in Sindh and provide all possible aid and assistance.
Meanwhile, Sindh government has announced a package of one hundred million rupees for the drought hit areas of Tharparkar district. The announcement was made by the Chief Minister after a high level meeting in Karachi today.
Meanwhile, the Sindh government has refused to accept all kinds of assistance and aid from Punjab government.