ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed Health Minister to visit Thar region in Sindh to provide immediate medical relief to the locals suffering from various deceases.
He was talking to President of PTI Sindh Ameer Bhutto and Secretary General Haleem Adil Sheikh in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Prime Minister has expressed concern over the Thar situation and assured that his Government would safeguard rights of people of Sindh.
He expressed confidence in new President and Secretary General of PTI Sindh and directed them to help continue implementing manifesto and policies of the party.
Imran Khan also asked them to organize PTI at union council level and make preparations for next local government elections.
It may be mentioned here that the death of the children has raised the toll to 50 for the current month and 476 for the current year in Tharparkar due to malnutrition.
According to reports, every year almost 1,500 children die of malnutrition, infections and lack of proper medical facilities in the neglected region.
As per the United Nation Children Fund’s report released in April 22, infants die before turning one month old.
Pakistan is among countries with the highest infant mortality rates. Among these countries, eight are in Africa and two in Asia, including Afghanistan, which is ranked third. NNI