Committee Will Be Formed to Monitor Sindh’s Steps for Thar

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 Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has instructed on Thursday to form a monitoring commission to keep an eye on the measures of the Sindh government’s steps for Thar.

The committee will ensure the fair an equal distribution of food and best facilities of health and education to the people Thar and adjoining areas.

A three-member bench headed by CJP Saqib Nisar was hearing a suo moto notice against the deaths of Thar children owing to malnutrition at Supreme Court Lahore Registry.


Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan were the other members of the bench.

The monitoring commission will comprise of representatives of Sindh government, district judge Thar parkar, Dr Sonu Khanagarani and Dr Tipu Sultan.

The monitoring commission will submit periodic reports over the Thar situation.

CJP Saqib Nisar asked Advocate General Sindh Salman Talibuddin if furniture and washrooms were available for school children when they visited there? The Advocate General responded in negative.
The chief justice remarked that there is a need to constitute a development authority.
CJP also asked, “Are you satisfied over the health condition of those areas where there is neither a surgeon nor radiologist? No MIRs, ventilators, ICUs are there in hospitals.”
Adding to this, positions are lying vacant and no standard medicines are available there.
He further emphasized for constitution of a development authority, adding if there is an issue of a government’s policy then submit here a comprehensive plan over it.

CJP said he knows at what price the pregnant women are distributed ‘Raashan’, adding there is no proper distribution system as people had complained him in Mithi.

Advocate Faisal Siddiqi (friend of court) implored the bench there are four fact-finding reports of different commissions which revealed steps were not taken to a large extent which were required.

The Sindh government’s commission also suggested a monitoring and supervising system to ensure fair distribution of food as well as provision of best health facilities to Thar.

The CJP remarked the matter should be put before cabinet to form development authority. Advocate Faisal also sought strict action against those doctors who are paid by the Sindh government but were not serving in hospitals.

CJP Nisar asked about laboratory report of the water the sample of which had been brought from that locality. CJP was informed the sample is clear and it is drinkable water.

Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, on lighter note, asked AGS Talibuddin where the hospital of Mithi vanished after their visit, what about the rented patients who had been brought against Rs 100 each.

AGS Talibuddin responded that the hospital had been set up for few days and the time of that hospital came to an end that day and was removed.

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