Deaths in Tharparkar not due to drought, says Sindh CM

Published: January 13, 2016
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Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: 

Tharparkar is in the news once again over the death of children reportedly from drought. However, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah believes the facts are being exaggerated.

Speaking at an oath-taking ceremony at the Malir Bar Association on Tuesday, he said “Aap insaf karien [Please, do justice…],” emphasising how the government can know about every child in the desert area where communication is a major problem.

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Shah shared he recently watched a news report on the demise of a newborn in Ghulam Muhammad village of Thar. “Will the government get a revelation about the birth of a child?” he questioned, adding that in the remote area usually the ‘dais’ [midwives] deliver babies and that creates complications.

If there was a drought or lack of health care facilities, men and women would also have suffered equally, he claimed.

Shah was the chief guest at the event, while Sindh High Court judge, Justice Ahmed Ali Sheikh, presided over as the guest of honour.

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Justice Sheikh took oath from the new executive cabinet of the Malir bar. The executive cabinet comprises president Aijaz Bangash, vice-president Pir Shafiqur Rehman, general secretary Rao Zahid Ali, joint secretary Khalid Hussain Rajpar, treasurer Farman Ali Gopang and librarian Abdul Hafeez Niazi as librarian.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 13th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Marl Brando
    Jan 13, 2016 - 9:53AM

    Please stop telling us what these deaths are and aren’t due to, and fix whatever the problem is, so the babies in Southern Sindh can have a chance at life.Recommend

  • Ranjana
    Jan 13, 2016 - 11:03AM

    Can some one please remove the cover of the manhole in front of the CM house. Recommend

  • Farooq
    Jan 13, 2016 - 11:04AM

    He is no good for the people of Sindh.Recommend

  • Sharjeel Jawaid
    Jan 13, 2016 - 2:10PM

    Umar bin Khattab declared that if a goat dies on the banks of Euphrates, he would consider only himself responsible.Recommend

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