Drought victims: body to ensure transparent wheat distribution

September 04, 2014 –



APP – Sindh Minister for Population Welfare and Co-ordinator on Relief, Ali Mardan Shah said that a committee would be formed to ensure transparent distribution of wheat among drought-hit victims in the desert areas. He said this while speaking to media and chairing at a meeting held here to review the drought situation in Thar. The meeting was attended by MNA Faqeer Muhammad Bilalani, PPP MPA Dr. Mahesh Malani, and Khatu Mal Jeewan, Senior Member of Board of Revenue and other district officials.

The committee would comprise elected representative, Head Master of the school where the distribution centre is to be set up, prominent persons from concerned villages and media, he said. “It was decided to conduct a survey on the drought situation at union council levels,” he said. The report of distribution would be released on daily basis; the Minister said adding that any negligence and complaints against any one would not be tolerated at any cost. The process of disbursement of compensation amount announced by Sindh government for the families of deceased children would be expedited, Shah said.

The Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants are being installed to ensure the provision of drinking water to the people of Thar, he said. Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Tharparkar, Asif Ikram briefed that wheat is being distributed on daily basis and 3311 sacks have been distributed so far while patients are being provided better health facilities at hospitals. He also pointed out that there was a need of Vet Doctors, medicine and allied staff, on which the provincial minister assured to resolve the issue.

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