SC questions Sindh govt measures for Tharparker region

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan, on Tuesday expressed, its displeasure over the situation in drought-stricken Tharparker and questioned the Pakistan Peoples Party-led government over measures taken to reduce the situation.

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The top court also summoned the top officials of the province to brief the court regarding the possible solutions.

The chief secretary, advocate general, secretary finance and other senior officials were summoned by the three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar.

During the hearing, Secretary Health Sindh Dr Usman Chachar claimed that the situation in the region has seen much improvement and it was not as wretched as other parts of the country.

How long have deaths been occurring in the region, asked the CJP. The health secretary replied that deaths have been taken place for the last three to four years in the drought-hit region.

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