THAR – The death toll of infants in Sindh’s drought hit district has mounted to 115 in 54 days as three more ceased to breathe, PakistanTribe learnt from correspondent reports.
According to the details, a 15-day old Mushtaq Ibrahim breathed his last at civil hospital Mithi and 18-month old Rasheed Samijo including an infant died in Chachro whereas an expectant mother passed away at the civil hospital.
Neither has the administration distributed aid wheat among the affected people nor have any relief teams been formulated on emergency basis whereas deficiency of water is at its worst leaving people at the mercy of famine.
Not to forget that only after three days when Bilawal Bhutto Zardari called off the show-cause notices issued to Chief Minister of Sindh and minister Manzoor Wasan, another innocent infant child withered due to famine in Mithi Hospital.
These deaths mounted the total casualties to 83 within 60 days. However, the irony is that only three days ago the Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Butto Zardari had called off the notices to CM Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and minister Manzoor Wasan. The reason to call off the notices was mentioned as ‘enough steps were taken to control the famine situation in Thar’. But 65 deaths only in last 42 days are telling altogether a different story.