Situation in Thar has turned from bad to worse. Almost half a month has passed but the situation is still not getting better. The question is why the people of Thar are suffering? Who is responsible for the deaths of more than hundred malnourished children and their harassed mothers? As famine in Thar is not a new phenomenon, it occurs after every two or three years, but this time it was severe due to lack of rains. Therefore, steps should have been taken on the initial stage by the Sindh Govt. instead of being busy in celebrating the so called cultural festival, because of their negligence the situation has become critical, resulting in large number of deaths. The Government should solve this issue on priority bases and provide medical facilities, pure drinking water and other aid to save lives of people of Thar.

SALWA SARFARAZ,

Karachi, March 22.