Amid Bilawal’s water dream, Thar death toll rises to 198


WEB DESK – While the patron-in-chief of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) planned to give Thar 10,000 gallons of clean drinking water per day, the death toll due to drought now close to 200.

According to the shocking details from ground zero, an other two children died of malnutrition at Mithi hospital which brought the death toll in drought-hit area to 198 in three months.

Despite huge human lives’ loss, the government of Sindh seemed not have any moral obligations. The leaders of PPP, who once arranged an exotic lunch for Pakistani premier when he visited the drought-hit area at the cost of starving children, are still busy blaming nature for the casualties.

Sharmila Farooqi (adviser to CM Sindh), Sherjeel Memon (Sindh’s info minister) and Qaim Ali Shah (Chief Minister Sindh) repeat the mantra of ‘conspiracy against the government’ whenever asked about the efforts being made for the people of Thar.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, however, had drafted a very tempting plan for the people of Thar. On the occasion of World’s Water Day, Bilawal vowed to install solar-powered water plants for the Thar’s people which would provide them as much as 10,000 gallons of clean drinking water in any given day. However, Bilawal’s plan could only make it to the press releases because children in Thar never stopped breathing amid poor relief efforts by his party’s provincial government.

Sharjeel Memon, who never forgets to do point scoring, said that federal government was yet to release the aid it announced during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs’ visit to Thar. The federal government made tall claims about provision of aid, but nothing was done practically, he said.

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Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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