KARACHI - Despite passage of about one month, the Sindh Wildlife Department has not succeeded to overcome the Newcastle viral disease in peacocks in various areas of Tharparkar, as nine more birds died on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 193.

On demands of organisations working to protect precious birds from extinction, the provincial government and livestock department made tall claims of solid steps, dispatching poultry experts’ teams, and carried out vaccination, but all in vain.

According to Wildlife Department sources, despite presence of teams comprising veterinary experts and carrying medicines to cure the disease, the problem has not been overcome.

The residents of affected areas seem terrified over the situation and were repeatedly demanding authorities to control the disease as soon as possible. The NGOs working for saving precious and majestic birds have also expressed concerns over massive deaths of peacocks.

The dwellers of Tharparkar have also warned to stage protest if more teams and medicines were not dispatched for the area to cure the viral disease.