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Govt to give relief package for drought-hit Tharparkar: Imran Khan

22 October, 2018

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday directed authorities concerned to prepare a relief package for drought-hit Tharparkar.

A comprehensive report pertaining to the worsening state of drought stricken Tharparkar where malnutrition has claimed lives of a number of children was presented to PM Imran Khan.

Through the report, the premier was apprised of the terrible circumstances inside the Sindh’s district.

Premier Khan expressed his serious concerns over the matter and directed relevant authorities to prepare a relief package for the famine-ridden population of Thar.

Earlier on Sunday, two more children succumbed to malnutrition in Mithi’s Civil Hospital, taking the toll of deaths up to 31 in this month, and 531 for the year so far. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on October 19 directed the Health Department to set up medical camps in every district so as to deal with the health issues as a result of drought-like situation in Tharparkar.

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