Cholistan also bracing for Thar-like situation

After drought hit the district of Tharparkar in Sindh, a similar situation seems to be developing in Cholistan, Punjab, where people have started to migrate to other areas.



By Our Correspondent

Published: Thu 20 Mar 2014, 12:24 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 1:39 AM

With no regular rainfall since 2010, the vegetation and livestock in the desert are under threat. Migrations have begun to other areas as grazing lands are parched and fodder becomes scarce. Moreover, reservoirs of water have dried up due to extreme aridity.

Meanwhile, emergency was declared in five districts of Sindh including Thatta in the wake of the crisis in Tharparkar, according to a report presented before the Sindh High Court (SHC) by sessions judge Mithi on Tuesday. According to the report, medicines were still not available in hospitals of the drought-hit district.

SHC Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar had taken notice of the death of children due to acute malnutrition in Tharparkar.

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