NOORPUR THAL

The inhabitants of Thal are facing a lot of problems nowadays. The word dichotomy fits in its perfect connotation to the current state of the city. Several villages of Tehsil which lack basic facilities like lack of clean drinking water and hygienic sanitation pos great threat for the people living in area. During a survey “The Nation” learnt that living in a remote area can mean walking for hours to find water. The people of these areas demanded government to facilitate them with water supply system. There is lack of vocational institutes in Thal that is why there is unemployment and poverty. Talking to “The Nation” former Tehsil Nazim Malik Haji Syed Rasool Salehal said that basic skills could help poor people earn a livelihood not just for themselves but for their families as well. He urged the government to establish vocational training centers at Union Council level in Thal. The inhabitants of Thal are also deprived of healthcare and medicines facilities. It is a fact that many remote parts of the Thal do not have access to basic healthcare. Children do not get the vaccinations they need to beat disease, antibiotics are expensive and hospitals lack basic equipments and facilities. Therefore, people die from treatable conditions because they have no access to or cannot afford medicine. Advocate Raja Muhammad Ashraf Hayat, Advocate Malik Aziz Hussain Jara, former Nazim Union Council Pelowains Malik Muhammad Waris Jasra and Malik Haji Mushtaq Hussain Borana former district council member demanded to the Punjab Chief Minister to take action in this connection and provide healthcare and medicines to the people of the Thal. Similarly, the educational institutions of the Thal are also facing a lot of problems. There are many teaching staff posts lying vacant not only in boys and girls colleges but also in secondary, elementary and primary schools. People of Thal also urged Punjab CM to launch such projects in the area and it should be interest free micro credit to help the needy persons to escape from poverty trap. Improvement in healthcare, nutritional advice and education can be sustained only when households have increased earnings and greater control over financial resources, they added.