Government forms committee on Thar

With specific reference to the ongoing drought

Ppi October 07, 2018

KARACHI: Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah has constituted a three-member committee to review the issues related to Thar with specific reference to the ongoing drought.

The committee comprises the planning secretary, implementation and coordination secretary and Mirpurkhas commissioner.

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The chief secretary issued these directives on Saturday while presiding over a meeting on drought and other issues in the Thar area. The meeting reviewed various matters of Thar, including provision of wheat to the people, supply of fodder for their cattle heads, water supply and medical services, the role of non-governmental organisations and services being rendered by the government.

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The committee wills seek reports from various departments, including health, food, agriculture, public health engineering,  planning and development and livestock relating to the details of projects being carried out in Thar. It will study to make a Thar Development Plan for submission to the Sindh government.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 7th, 2018.


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